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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
5 years 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?
5 years 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
5 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 also the headlines, reflect the truth as best they can.…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence
5 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 on the basics of the craft and not become defensive…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: Lines between opinion, analysis and news need to be clearer
5 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 opinion, analysis or politics. So now you are probably confused…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: Why being right beats being first
5 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 attack on the Quebec City mosque. Much more coverage is…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence
5 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 on the basics of the craft and not become defensive…
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