Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 11:31AM EST
Writing about opinion polls is kind of like sports coverage. You need to get the score right and you need to understand if a team is on the rise or stuck in a rut, but, whether that day or the next, a writer needs to explain what it really means.
This year, with a federal election looming, the coverage of opinion polls will be important.More »
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 1:47PM EST
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 12:29PM EST
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 11:19AM EST
So, readers, you thought that you wouldn’t read any more stories about the former mayor of Toronto. In fact, some of you have taken to Twitter or commented online, rather vehemently, to protest against this latest story (about Mr. Ford’s criticism of Mayor John Tory after his first month on the job) and to beg the editors to stop, just stop.More »
Thursday, Jan. 08, 2015 2:41PM EST
There is a debate going on about whether newspapers should have published some of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons showing the Prophet Mohammed.
On Thursday, contributor Timothy Garton Ash says European media should publish: “I would suggest that the publication or broadcast over this week should include not only a few of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons relating to Mohammed, but also one or two devoted to other subjects, so everyone can see that this was a satirical magazine, offensive to many different kinds of people. That’s what satire does.”More »
Tuesday, Jan. 06, 2015 11:37AM EST
A journalist’s instinct in dealing with crime is to be careful, and rightly so. Suspicions aren’t always right, police charges don’t always stick in court. So when charges are laid for serious crimes, the media correctly describe someone as being a suspect or accused of a crime. The final ruling on innocence or guilt is up to the courts.More »
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 11:35AM EST
Last Saturday, my year-end column on errors was a quiz that included 15 notable mistakes – what The Globe and Mail got wrong and what the article should have said. The headline “Can you spot the errors of our ways” was a great invitation to readers to keep noticing the mistakes and keep helping The Globe correct its errors.More »
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 3:52PM EST
We asked readers to share any acts of kindness they witnessed throughout the year. Someone or something that inspired them and left an impression. Here are some of their responses - we hope they help spread some joy this holiday season:
Now that’s teamwork
I was in a Toronto café, eating a quick lunch on a cold day in November. A streetcar pulled up and a woman took out her wallet to get her monthly TTC pass, worth about $134. It somehow slipped out of her hand and sailed right into a construction crew’s trench that was a few inches deep and filled with mucky water.More »
Thursday, Dec. 04, 2014 4:06PM EST
What's more Canadian than playing shinny in winter? Playing shinny on a rink you made yourself.
Making a backyard ice rink isn't easy - so why not show it off? Please fill out the form below and click Next to upload a photo of your rink and tell us a bit about it.
All photos should be taken this year. If selected, your photo may be published in an upcoming feature. By submitting, you are confirming that you are the copyright holder and that we have your consent to publish it. Your photo must be no larger than 60 MB, or else it will not upload.More »
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 12:00PM EST
This year, The Globe and Mail has published more than 450 corrections for errors made either online or in print. It’s certainly a lot, but noticeably fewer than in either of the previous two years.
Why the improvement? I can’t really say whether editors are catching more mistakes or writers are making fewer of them. But, on average, there is still more than one miscue a day, many of them brought to my attention (or that of other editors) by our clever and ever-vigilant readers.More »
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 4:01PM EST
We asked readers about the worst Christmas gifts they've ever received. Some of them Santa wouldn't even give to the kids on his naughty list.More »
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 11:51AM EST
Whether it’s a stocking stuffer or wacky movie, everyone has that one thing they do on Christmas. We asked our readers to share some of their favourite traditions.More »
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 3:36PM EST
A number of readers were shocked and appalled to see profanity on the front page of The Globe and Mail on Saturday. The profanity was in the name of one of the bands involved in what was a wonderful feature called Broadsheet Music: a year in the review.
The feature on the front of the Arts section answered the question: What would the year sound like if it were music? To answer that question, The Globe approached Arts & Crafts, an independent record company, and the Canadian Opera Company. There were articles in the Saturday paper explaining how the six original compositions by Canadian artists, including Broken Social Scene and, yes, Fucked Up, were created. It also links to a multimedia presentation, where you can listen to the music that interprets the year 2014.More »
Friday, Dec. 05, 2014 5:09PM EST
This callout is now closed. Thanks to readers for sharing their stories. You can see them here.More »
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 12:02PM EST
There are times when an error slips into a story without anyone noticing and it can continue to be repeated for months. In this case, it started in July with a story on the report into the death of Edward Snowshoe, a young inmate who killed himself after being in segregation for 162 days.
That article drew parallels with Ashley Smith, the New Brunswick teen who also died after a lengthy term in segregation cells.More »
Monday, Dec. 08, 2014 11:51AM EST
The definition of “botch” is: to spoil by poor work; bungle.
Does that fit a story The Globe and Mail published online on a U.S. attempt to rescue an American hostage in Yemen and its headline, which says: “Two hostages killed in Yemen in botched rescue attempt, U.S. officials say”?
If you read the article, you see that it was expected to be and was a difficult operation. The article describes how, despite moving in under darkness with specialized equipment, the Yemeni counterterrorism troops and the SEAL Team 6 commandos knew that it was extraordinarily challenging.More »
Friday, Dec. 05, 2014 6:29PM EST
One of the most handy features of The Globe's business coverage is the inclusion of stock market quotes for companies mentioned in our stories. Unfortunately, including that information has been contributing to the unreliability of the site lately.
As a result, we've made the difficult decision to remove the prices from the bottoms of articles until we can deliver them in a more dependable way. Look for them to return in the new year.More »
Tuesday, Dec. 02, 2014 11:07AM EST
Many readers have written to the letters editor, to editor-in-chief David Walmsley and to me to thank The Globe and Mail for its special series on the thalidomiders who are suffering terrible pain and pressing for compensation from the federal government.
On Monday night, the House of Commons voted unanimously, a rare event, to provide full support to the survivors, while in the gallery the victims wept with relief and happiness.More »