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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: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words
10 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words

To say every picture is worth a thousand words sorely underestimates the impact of photojournalism. Think the Vietnam war and what comes to mind? The photo of a girl named… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words

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