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Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source
2 days ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source

Off the record, a source said; a senior government official said on background; according to an insider. How important are anonymous sources in reporting? Overuse or misuse can hurt… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source

Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers
3 weeks ago

Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers

The Globe and Mail is testing a new feature that could enhance readers’ understanding of its online stories and the mechanics of its journalism.

Globe and Mail reporter Susan… Continue Reading Globe and Mail tests new in-article explainers

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help
1 month ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help

Two greatly admired and creative people died by suicide this week: On Tuesday, designer Kate Spade, known for her colourful handbags and clothing, and today, chef, traveller and television… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news
2 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news

Shareholders in cannabis firms are anxious about their investments, the profits and the coverage of them. It is seen as riskier than most investments because there is no historical… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news

Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news
2 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news

The Globe and Mail wasn’t the first media outlet to report the number killed in Toronto’s Monday van rampage. It wasn’t first to report the name of the suspect… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Remembering the victims
5 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Remembering the victims

A number of readers were angry and upset by a headline and story online about the Winnipeg murder trial of the man charged with killing Tina Fontaine. Canadians were… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Remembering the victims

Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth
5 months ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

In the midst of the #MeToo reckoning, let’s consider the role of journalism.

Of course, the foundation of the movement is the brave women who have been abused… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism
5 months ago

CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism

The CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism brings a journalist to The Globe and Mail to pursue a six-month long investigative journalism project under the guidance of editors and senior reporters.… Continue Reading CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?
6 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?

A reader in London, Ont., wrote to me to say there really shouldn’t be corrections – because all information should be checked before publication. “Doesn’t anybody proofread stories any… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’
6 months ago

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

Earlier this week, I received a complaint about a Globe investigation into a fake news site. The writer, who is a Canadian professor, called the article “fake news.”

The Globe… Continue Reading GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’