Sikstrom
Journalism

Mark Sikstrom

Senior Consulting Editor, Practice & Review Committee
Calgary
ABOUT

Mark Sikstrom is an expert in fairness and balance in the media.

Mark was the Editor of Journalistic Policies and Practice for CTVNews, Canada’s largest broadcaster for more than a decade.

He is a member of the Ethics Committee for the R.T.N.D.A., the association of news directors.

Mark is a frequent judge for the Edward R. Murrow Newsawards, the R.T.D.N.A best in journalism awards, the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Canadian Screen Award competitions.

Now in private practice, Mark regularly advises major corporations on ethical policy.

Fairness and balance is the foundation of accurate reporting. Most major media organizations make this their standard. But in today’s social media landscape, those checks and balances don’t always apply. When unfair reporting occurs, people need a way to tell their story in an authoritative forum. The Principal Post offers expert review and advice on how to defend your reputation.
Mark Sikstrom
HIGHLIGHTED Experience

Advisor in policy, startups and journalism

2016 - present

 

Editor, Journalistic Policy and Practices

CTV News

2003 - 2015

 

Executive Producer, Product and Technology Innovation

CTV News

2012 - 2015

 

Channel Head, CTV News Channel

CTV News

2002 - 2004

 

White House Correspondent

CTV News

1996 - 1999
Education

University of Calgary

Bachelor of Science

Volunteer Details

MediaSmarts

Board Member and Chair of Marketing and Communications Committee

2010 – 2018

MediaSmarts is a  Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.  www.mediasmarts.ca

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