Bruce Campion-Smith, TorontoStar

Bruce Campion-Smith


Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Bruce:

Pregnancy and a step toward inclusive language

The Star is using terms like pregnant individuals and pregnant people to be more inclusive but it doesn’t mean that women are being “erased” from arti... → Read More

Readers put a premium on fair, unbiased journalism

In an increasingly polarized world of information, where divisive opinions vent on television talk shows, newspaper columns, social media and online c... → Read More

Mailbag: Impostors posing as Star journalists, complaints about our sports coverage and other reader feedback

Our public editor dips into the inbox to address some reader comments and concerns, including why a story appeared in print twice and how the Star det... → Read More

The public’s right to know is at stake when journalists are denied access

An important role of journalists is providing firsthand, independent accounting of news events, from city council meetings to the front-lines of confl... → Read More

News organizations put climate change in the spotlight

Tuesday marks World News Day. The theme this year is climate change, and the importance of trusted journalism to inform citizens about the crisis and ... → Read More

‘There isn’t anything bigger’: The Star’s editorial team prepares for election day

Monday’s federal election marks the culmination of a campaign that began in August. For the Star newsroom, it’s a day that has been the focus of count... → Read More

Toronto Star front-page design exacerbated division between readers. Greater care should have been taken

The front-page display of tweets expressing antipathy toward those who are not vaccinated was considered confusing, hurtful and inflammatory to many r... → Read More

Taliban takeover puts Afghan journalists in grave danger

The termination of evacuation flights on Thursday cannot end Canada’s obligation to Afghans left behind and at risk of Taliban reprisals. → Read More

Elections underscore the public service mission of journalism

News organizations like the Toronto Star have a duty to inform voters, to challenge politicians on their promises, to fact-check their claims and in t... → Read More

Olympic moments spur conversations around mental health

Athletes in all sports routinely drop out of games or competitions for physical ailments, and it’s rare that these claims of injury are called into qu... → Read More

Readers fault Star Week’s Olympic coverage for neglecting Canada’s athletes

The weekly television guide published by the Toronto Star dropped the ball, readers say, for featuring an American athlete on its cover rather than a ... → Read More

A polar bear memento stirs memories of summer camp

A chipped polar bear statue stands as a fond memento of a summer camp long ago that served up a week of adventures and fun. → Read More

University research could point the way to more inclusive journalism

The Diversity Institute at Ryerson University will examine online news coverage and its representations of those who are Indigenous, Jewish, Muslim, B... → Read More

Remembering the victims is vital when tragedy strikes

Telling the stories of the victims is vital to helping a community understand the loss. → Read More

Newsroom photo edit of a police officer’s name tag put reader trust at risk

The decision to obscure a police officer’s name tag in a photograph was contrary to Star standards. Readers must trust that the photos they see in the... → Read More

Online abuse of women journalists is a crisis we can no longer ignore

A new UNESCO report lays bare the worsening online assaults of women journalists and how it threatens their health, their livelihoods and puts on a ch... → Read More

2020 was a bad year for journalists. They were assaulted, imprisoned and even murdered for their reporting

Twenty-one journalists were killed in targeted attacks, up from 10 the previous year. Many more were detained for simply doing their job — 274 journal... → Read More

Vaccine ‘envy’ and editorial cartoons mocking AstraZeneca prompt reader backlash

After receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, a contributor wonders whether the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines would have been better, sparking reade... → Read More

Building public trust is a critical job for news outlets

A tumultuous year has underscored the critical importance of trusted information and highlighted the danger of truth being buried in an avalanche of f... → Read More

Readers react to a columnist’s takedown of Taylor Swift

A column on Taylor Swift’s love life and a change in the weather page spur reader feedback → Read More