Depending on how you look at it, the new Globe and Mail is smaller and crinklier, or leaner, sleeker and better dressed. On the eve of the re-launch, editor John Stackhouse described the theory behind the revamp. J-Source contributors ask: can design save a newspaper? Some say the $1.7 investment is a shot across the bow in a brewing newspaper war. The new look may be geared to compete with
magazines and broadcasters
, too. Worth noting: the Globe and Mail redesigned
its website just one year ago. Time flies!


Depending on how you look at it, the new Globe and Mail is smaller and crinklier, or leaner, sleeker and better dressed. On the eve of the re-launch, editor John Stackhouse described the theory behind the revamp. J-Source contributors ask: can design save a newspaper? Some say the $1.7 investment is a shot across the bow in a brewing newspaper war. The new look may be geared to compete with
magazines and broadcasters
, too. Worth noting: the Globe and Mail redesigned
its website just one year ago. Time flies!

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.