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Has Globe & Mail Paid Sources Before? 'Drug dealer' scores $10,000 for Rob Ford Photos in 'public interest'
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Has Globe & Mail Paid Sources Before? 'Drug dealer' scores $10,000 for Rob Ford Photos in 'public interest'
By: Sydney Smith
May 02, 2014 09:39 AM EST
This week,  new images taken from videos of an apparently intoxicated Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking from what is likely a crack pipe were revealed in the media. The latest revelation in what is reported as his periodic...
Globe & Mail paid $10K for Rob Ford pipe pictures
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Globe & Mail paid $10K for Rob Ford pipe pictures
By: Sydney Smith
May 01, 2014 12:54 PM EST
Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail paid a "self-professed drug dealer" for images of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking what appears to be a crack pipe. Globe and Mail reporters Robyn Doolittle and Greg...
Rob Ford Apologizes Again, Toronto Star Reporter Ends Libel Lawsuit
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Rob Ford Apologizes Again, Toronto Star Reporter Ends Libel Lawsuit
By: Sydney Smith
December 19, 2013 10:28 AM EST
Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale dropped his libel proceedings against Mayor Rob Ford and ZoomerMedia last night. As iMediaEthics has reported, last week, Dale sent libel notices to both Ford and ZoomerMedia over...
Toronto Star Reporter Still Suing Rob Ford, Calls Today's Apology Insufficient
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Toronto Star Reporter Still Suing Rob Ford, Calls Today's Apology Insufficient
By: Sydney Smith
December 17, 2013 07:12 PM EST
Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale is moving forward with his libel action against Rob Ford despite Ford's Dec. 17 public apology in a city council meeting. As iMediaEthics has written, Dale began libel proceedings...
Rob Ford Apologizes to Toronto Star Reporter after Libel Notice [VIDEO]
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Rob Ford Apologizes to Toronto Star Reporter after Libel Notice [VIDEO]
By: Sydney Smith
December 17, 2013 01:20 PM EST
6 Names Toronto Star Calls Conrad Black After Libel Lawsuit
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6 Names Toronto Star Calls Conrad Black After Libel Lawsuit
By: Sydney Smith
December 16, 2013 05:00 AM EST
"Fool," "disgraced," "fart-catching," a "shameless felon," "crooked," and "Great Blovarian." These are six names that Conrad Black complains he was called by...
Canada's ZoomerMedia responds to Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale's Libel Lawsuit
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Canada's ZoomerMedia responds to Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale's Libel Lawsuit
By: Sydney Smith
December 14, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale announced Dec. 12 that he was going to sue Toronto mayor Rob Ford and VisionTV for  defamation over Ford's comments about him aired on VisionTV, as iMediaEthics has reported. While...
Toronto Star Reporter Daniel Dale to Sue Rob Ford, has 'the Toronto Star's full and complete support'
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Toronto Star Reporter Daniel Dale to Sue Rob Ford, has 'the Toronto Star's full and complete support'
By: Sydney Smith
December 12, 2013 05:38 PM EST
Toronto Star city hall reporter Daniel Dale is suing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for suggesting that he was a...
$5K for Drunk Rob Ford Video NOT Checkbook Journalism says Toronto Star Public Editor
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$5K for Drunk Rob Ford Video NOT Checkbook Journalism says Toronto Star Public Editor
By: Sydney Smith
November 24, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The Toronto Star's public editor Kathy English defended the Star's payment of $5,000 for a video of an intoxicated Rob Ford threatening to kill someone and the paper's adherence to ethical standards prohibiting...
Why Toronto Star Paid for Drunk Rob Ford Video & The Globe and Mail Blocked Comments on Ford Stories
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Why Toronto Star Paid for Drunk Rob Ford Video & The Globe and Mail Blocked Comments on Ford Stories
By: Sydney Smith
November 13, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The Toronto Star paid $5,000 for a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford drunkenly screaming that he was going to kill someone, as iMediaEthics has previously written. iMediaEthics asked Toronto Star reporter Kevin...
Globe & Mail Deletes Pic of Rob Ford Children Trick-or-Treating for Privacy
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Globe & Mail Deletes Pic of Rob Ford Children Trick-or-Treating for Privacy
By: Sydney Smith
November 09, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The Globe and Mail unpublished a photo of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford trick-or-treating with his children out of interest for their privacy. The Canadian newspaper's public editor Sylvia Stead explained that it posted...
Toronto Star Admits Lifting Doug Ford Quote from Globe and Mail
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Toronto Star Admits Lifting Doug Ford Quote from Globe and Mail
By: Sydney Smith
June 10, 2013 05:00 AM EST
In a recent clarification, The Toronto Star fessed up to lifting a quote obtained by the Globe and Mail. The June 4 "news clarification" admitted the newspaper published without credit a comment made by...
Why 2 Canadian Newspapers Blocked Comments on Mayor Rob Ford's Crack Video Stories
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Why 2 Canadian Newspapers Blocked Comments on Mayor Rob Ford's Crack Video Stories
By: Sydney Smith
June 08, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Two Canadian newspapers decided against letting readers comment on its news stories about the alleged video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. As iMediaEthics has written, gossip website Gawker and the Toronto...
Is Video 'Gone?' Gawker Will Wait a Month to Find Owners of Alleged Rob Ford Video before Giving $ to Charity
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Is Video 'Gone?' Gawker Will Wait a Month to Find Owners of Alleged Rob Ford Video before Giving $ to Charity
By: Sydney Smith
June 06, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Gawker editor John Cook is willing to wait a month for the owners of the alleged Rob Ford crack video to turn up with the video in exchange for the $200,000 that Gawker's crowd-sourcing campaign raised. As...
Toronto Star 'Went Overboard' Describing Rob Ford Video Owners as Somali, Public Editor Says
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Toronto Star 'Went Overboard' Describing Rob Ford Video Owners as Somali, Public Editor Says
By: Sydney Smith
June 01, 2013 05:00 AM EST
In the Toronto Star's report about the alleged video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack that was offered at a price to the Star and Gawker, the Star described the people selling the video as Somali "11 times in...
Gawker is Trying to Track Down Owners of Alleged Rob Ford Crack Video
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Gawker is Trying to Track Down Owners of Alleged Rob Ford Crack Video
By: Sydney Smith
May 28, 2013 04:30 PM EST
Almost a full day after Gawker's Indiegogo fundraising campaign to buy a video that allegedly shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack hit the $200,000 mark, the New York-based gossip blog's John Cook finally...
Where's the Video? Donors Gave $200K to Gawker's Crackstarter Campaign to Buy Alleged Rob Ford Crack Video
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Where's the Video? Donors Gave $200K to Gawker's Crackstarter Campaign to Buy Alleged Rob Ford Crack Video
By: Sydney Smith
May 27, 2013 04:51 PM EST
With 11 hours to go, Gawker has hit its $200,000 goal to raise money to buy a video that allegedly shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. But is Gawker donating the $200K to charity if they don't come up with the...
Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack (Allegedly) Rocks Media Ethics Issues
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Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack (Allegedly) Rocks Media Ethics Issues
By: Sydney Smith
May 26, 2013 01:00 PM EST
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was allegedly caught on camera smoking crack cocaine. And the person who shot the video showing this allegation tried to get both Gawker, a New York City-based "gossip" blog, and The...
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