Esther Enkin is known across Canada for her work as CBC’s Ombudsman from 2012 to 2018.
Around the world, she is more likely known simply as Esther. She is the past president of the Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors, an international non-profit organization with members on every continent except Antarctica. The ONO brings together news ombudsmen, reader’s representatives, and standards editors from many of the world’s leading news organizations and acts as a forum to protect and enhance quality journalism.
While the CBC Ombudsman, she formally reviewed nearly 400 audience enquiries, and for each provided written findings based on journalistic ethics. She also was a guest lecturer at journalism schools about ethics, accountability, trust, and the impact of social media on journalism and journalistic ethics. Before becoming Ombudsman, Esther led a comprehensive update of CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices code, including new provisions for digital publishing and social media.
Through her involvement with the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, she was one of the creators of Mind-Set, a guide to mental health reporting for journalists. The Guide is used in many newsroom and is a resource in schools of journalism across Canada. On top of her work responsibilities, Esther is a volunteer leader in community organizations.
We’re thrilled she is becoming our colleague.
Ethics is the new strategy. Esther’s extensive background in practical applications of ethics is a natural fit with our experience-based approach to continuous change, learning, and strategy support. Over the weeks ahead we’ll describe new offers about applying ethics in organizations.
For now, a brief pause as we salute Esther and welcome her aboard.