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About Sylvia Stead

Sylvia Stead is the Public Editor of the Globe and Mail.
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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Decision to publish gay Chechens story made after exhausting ‘all avenues’
1 month ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Decision to publish gay Chechens story made after exhausting ‘all avenues’

Last week a reader wondered, on Twitter, whether stories by John Ibbitson on Canada’s clandestine project to evacuate gay men from Russia to Canada “put gay Chechen refugees (or continuance of… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Decision to publish gay Chechens story made after exhausting ‘all avenues’

Globe and Mail Public Editor: We must earn your trust that we’re the real deal
2 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: We must earn your trust that we’re the real deal

While most readers know that charges of ‘fake news’ are themselves fake, media groups like this one need to include the readers more in their process.
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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Knowing about local communities is important right of the public
3 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Knowing about local communities is important right of the public

Authorities instinctively put a positive spin on everything and avoid talking about painful problems, but the journalist’s instinct is to pick at that scab.
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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Keeping sources’ anonymity is a matter of trust
6 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Keeping sources’ anonymity is a matter of trust

In the midst of charges of made-up news, mostly south of the border, a reader wanted to know more about the mysterious practices around anonymous sources

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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Why are women absent from the pages of The Globe?
6 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Why are women absent from the pages of The Globe?

It can be a challenge to better balance the photos and news coverage of women, but it’s not insurmountable, and the situation should be much better than it is

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