Kathy English

Chair, Canadian Journalism Foundation, Canada

Kathy English is the current Chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.She is a former VP, Content Integrity & Editorial Standards for Dotdash Meredith, America’s largest digital and print publisher.
Previously, she served for 13 years as public editor of the Toronto Star responsible for adjudicating reader complaints and upholding transparency and accountability standards across Torstar Corp’s 80-plus Canadian daily and community news organizations.
Kathy is currently chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
In 2020/21 she was a Journalism Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford completing a project on the potential of the public editor role to hold news organizations to account for trustworthy content that reflects diversity, equity, and inclusion imperatives.
Prior to this, Kathy reported and edited for six Canadian newspapers and launched websites for two Canadian media companies. She also led the Canadian launch of the San Francisco-based BabyCentre.ca. Kathy was a tenured faculty member at Ryerson School of Journalism from 1989-1999. In 2018, she received Western University’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Asper Teaching Fellowship where she devised a graduate course on digital media literacy.