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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: Prose must be attributed
6 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Prose must be attributed

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail A Media Culpa blog was forwarded to me by a reader last night about an issue in Saturday’s Margaret Wente column. The blog by Carol Wainio noted similarities in several passages…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: The danger of trying – and failing – to be clever in journalism
6 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. It was about an amazing survival story that showed the…
Globe and Mail public editor: Breakfast meetings with senator OK under Globe code of conduct
6 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 14 senators. And when the RCMP dropped its…
Globe Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that
6 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 experiences” by the media, whether broadcasting, digital or print. It’s…
Globe public editor: Ghomeshi coverage was warranted, necessary
6 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 when Justice William B. Horkins rules in front of what…
Globe public editor: Caution should be exercised in coverage of Zika virus
6 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, there have also been calls to use caution in the…
Globe public editor: Media hurting but still producing memorable journalism
6 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 closing of one of the nation’s oldest daily newspapers. The…
Globe public editor: A ‘mastermind’ can be a criminal or a terrorist, too
6 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 about how stories are told. For example, there was a flurry on social media…
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