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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: The danger of trying – and failing – to be clever in journalism
3 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: The danger of trying – and failing – to be clever in journalism

By Sylvia Stead, for the Globe and Mail

On Friday afternoon, a failed attempt to be clever in a blurb on a Facebook posting sparked the wrath of many readers.

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Globe and Mail public editor: Breakfast meetings with senator OK under Globe code of conduct
3 years ago

Globe and Mail public editor: Breakfast meetings with senator OK under Globe code of conduct

By Sylvia Stead, for the Globe and Mail

Last week, an arbitration review of Senate expenses by former Supreme Court justice Ian Binnie cut the amount of disputed expenses owed by… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: Breakfast meetings with senator OK under Globe code of conduct

Globe Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that
3 years ago

Globe Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that

 

By Sylvia Stead, for the Globe and Mail

This week in Ottawa, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage began to study how Canadians “are informed about local and regional… Continue Reading Globe Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that

Globe public editor: Ghomeshi coverage was warranted, necessary
3 years ago

Globe public editor: Ghomeshi coverage was warranted, necessary

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

The Jian Ghomeshi trial on charges of sexual assault and choking has concluded and we won’t know the verdict until March 24… Continue Reading Globe public editor: Ghomeshi coverage was warranted, necessary

Globe public editor: Caution should be exercised in coverage of Zika virus
3 years ago

Globe public editor: Caution should be exercised in coverage of Zika virus

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

The Zika virus and the health fears have grabbed the attention of the public and the media. While the interest is there,… Continue Reading Globe public editor: Caution should be exercised in coverage of Zika virus

Globe public editor: Media hurting but still producing memorable journalism
3 years ago

Globe public editor: Media hurting but still producing memorable journalism

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

It has been a bad week for journalism: 200 jobs lost in the broadcast and publishing wings of Rogers Media, and the… Continue Reading Globe public editor: Media hurting but still producing memorable journalism

Globe public editor: A ‘mastermind’ can be a criminal or a terrorist, too
3 years ago

Globe public editor: A ‘mastermind’ can be a criminal or a terrorist, too

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail

What’s in a word? More than it may seem. Journalists are constantly reminded that their audience cares greatly… Continue Reading Globe public editor: A ‘mastermind’ can be a criminal or a terrorist, too