Esther Enkin

Esther Enkin, in Toronto, is known for her work as the Ombudsman for CBC English Services from 2012 to 2018.

She is recognized internationally simply as Esther, both as a thought leader and for her work as the past-President of the Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors, a worldwide non-profit organization with members on every continent except Antarctica.

Esther’s deep background in applied ethics is a natural fit with our experience-based approach. While the CBC Ombudsman, Esther formally reviewed nearly 400 audience enquiries, and for each provided written findings based on journalistic ethics. She also guest lectured 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 newsrooms and is a resource in schools of journalism across Canada.

On top of her work responsibilities, Esther is a volunteer leader in community organizations.