Reporters and editors need to be critical when writing the words that readers focus on most of all
Sep 23, 2016
There are tough calls editors have to make every day regarding coverage
Sep 13, 2016
The Globe style guide has clear rules for honorifics, but errors are sometimes repeated and compounded
Sep 08, 2016
The following quiz consists of complaints sent to Sylvia Stead over the past year by sharp-eyed
Aug 26, 2016
Some readers have not been happy that Olympics events, including medal-winning Canadian performances, have taken place too late for early edition deadlines.
Aug 16, 2016
Sylvia Stead argues to keep them but adds: I would advocate tighter rules for certain topics
Jul 29, 2016
Sylvia Stead writes: Witness the recent spate of awards for work that uncovers malfeasance
Jun 24, 2016
Journalists cannot just take statements at face value without verifying them
Jun 23, 2016
It’s also correct to say the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history when one counts massacres in riots of centuries past.
Jun 16, 2016
Many readers think the Canadian media is biased against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee but it’s imperative to discuss his strengths, weaknesses and policies
May 27, 2016
Sylvia Stead has been a reporter and editor at the Globe since 1975, after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in Journalism with a minor in Political Science. She won the Board of Governors Award there in 1974. As a reporter, Sylvia covered courts, education and Queen's Park. She has served as National Editor, Executive Editor, Deputy Editor and, currently, Associate Editor. In those roles, she has confronted journalistic challenges ranging from our coverage of the Swissair crash, the École Polytechnique shooting and the 1995 Quebec referendum to our use of polling and online comments. She was also one of the original members of our Code of Conduct committee. Sylvia is vice-chair of the National Newspaper Awards Board of Governors and on the Advisory Council for the University of Western Ontario's Journalism Advisory Council.