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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: 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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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Why are women absent from the pages of The Globe?
1 year 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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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Public Editor: With headlines, the details matter
2 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Public Editor: With headlines, the details matter

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

In these times of political spin, contradictions, obfuscation and, at times, outright lies, readers expect to see not only the articles, but… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Public Editor: With headlines, the details matter

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence
2 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

Words matter, accuracy matters, fairness matters, independence matters.

With journalism under attack these days south of the border, journalists need to focus… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Lines between opinion, analysis and news need to be clearer
2 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Lines between opinion, analysis and news need to be clearer

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

Globe readers had reason to be confused this week. A few were puzzled by two instances of columnists who were writing either… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Lines between opinion, analysis and news need to be clearer

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Why being right beats being first
2 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Why being right beats being first

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail Today and yesterday, the website and the front page of the newspaper have been and are dominated by extensive coverage of the… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Why being right beats being first

Globe and Mail Public Editor: When we laid eggs in 2016, you kindly let us know
2 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: When we laid eggs in 2016, you kindly let us know

The amount of corrections in The Globe and Mail in 2016 was up almost 10 per cent more than 2015, but it shows how smart our readers are

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