Thursday, Oct. 01, 2015 12:32PM EDT
It’s taken two years of planning, but this month the National Newsmedia Council is up and running.
It is replacing a number of provincial press councils across the country, including the Ontario Press Council. Some of the provincial groups were struggling and losing member organizations. But the National Newsmedia Council has much broader support from many large newspaper organizations, including The Globe and Mail, Postmedia, the Sun properties, The Toronto Star, Metroland and a number of other organizations.More »
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015 1:31PM EDT
Are you a baby boomer thinking about retirement, in the process of retiring or newly retired? What are your biggest concerns about retirement? Do you worry about whether you’re financially and emotionally ready? Take our survey and you may be part of our upcoming boomer series.More »
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 1:47PM EDT
This federal election campaign, we have a new way to help you stay informed. Using the messenging app WhatsApp, we’ll send the stories, photos and videos you need to make an informed vote on Oct. 19. These messages may include the top news story of the day, notes from our reporters on the campaign trail, the latest poll numbers or links to interviews with the party candidates. We will not send more than one or two messages a day throughout the campaign, with the potential for a few more the week of the election.More »
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015 1:30PM EDT
The Globe and Mail is looking to hire reporters, editors, photo/digital/video/multimedia specialists and designers for the summer of 2016. These are fully paid jobs and not internships. We are seeking freelance writers and editors, experienced journalists from other organizations, recent graduates or students in their graduating year.More »
Friday, Sep. 25, 2015 3:09PM EDT
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 1:34PM EDT
If my inbox is any measure, Canadians are certainly feeling passionate about the federal election. Some say they believe The Globe and Mail’s coverage has been slanted.
Here are two examples:
Why, they ask, was The Globe focusing on the trial of Senator Mike Duffy during the campaign, and giving the opposition leaders so much space to attack Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, when the case itself is not an election issue.More »
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015 7:04PM EDT
We are hosting a federal leaders' debate on Sept. 17 in Calgary, where Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will debate their economic policies. Add your views by voting in the surveys below or by tweeting with #GlobeDebate. You can also tweet #AskTheGlobe with anything you'd like our reporters to fact check during the debate or election campaign.More »
Thursday, Sep. 03, 2015 10:37AM EDT
“I am simply appalled at the front cover of The Globe and Mail,” said Geneviève on Twitter. “Who publishes pictures of dead bodies nowadays? A child, at that?”
“This is how your newspaper will sit at our store today,” said Town on Twitter, showing the newspaper on the stands with the photo turned inward.More »
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 1:37PM EDT
This Reddit Ask Me Anything has ended. See what you missed here.
I cover Latin America for The Globe, from a base in Rio de Janeiro, a city that's all the things you've read about (or seen in the cartoon.) It's not all cocktails and bikinis - I write about Brazil's challenges with social inequality and violence. I spent much of the past year working on a project on race and identity in Brazil.More »
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 2:03PM EDT
Today’s update to The Globe and Mail’s app for iPad and iPhone includes some major improvements based on feedback from readers over the last few months.
You can download the update now.
Our focus for this update has been on performance and navigation — two key themes that emerged from your comments, e-mails and reviews.More »
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 4:29PM EDT
It was a small slip in an interesting story about North Korea’s plan to introduce a new time zone and blot out reminders of Japanese rule.
The article confused latitude and longitude (one of those things I can never get straight without looking it up). Degrees of latitude are horizontal lines that go north and south from the equator. Degrees of longitude are the vertical lines that affect time zones.More »
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 11:56AM EDT
Above is a photo that ran in The Globe and Mail on Saturday with an article noting the death of a most remarkable woman. Frances Kelsey, born in Canada, worked in the United States as a medical examiner. Imagine the drive and intelligence that it took in those days for a young woman from Vancouver Island to become the first candidate to obtain a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Chicago.More »
Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015 8:50AM EDT
The Globe and Mail is hosting a federal election debate on Sept. 17 in Calgary and we want to include your voices. What concerns do you have about Canada's economy? Tell us what message you want to send to the party leaders, and it may be included during the debate.More »
Friday, Jul. 24, 2015 2:26PM EDT
I hear from my share (okay, maybe more than my share) of critical readers, but I also have the distinct pleasure of hearing from some very smart Canadians who love good journalism and expect perfection from The Globe and Mail.
One regular correspondent is Alain Gingras, a recently retired diplomat who worked in Malaysia, Syria, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and a dozen other places. In total, he says, he has visited more than 50 countries and gone around the world several times. He would be a great partner in a trivia contest (in fact, I have asked him for a little fact-checking help on place names in Southeast Asia).More »
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2015 10:16AM EDT
Monday, Jul. 13, 2015 2:29PM EDT
More Pan Am games coverage and better play in the paper is what a few readers have asked for over the weekend.
“Why was it back alongside the weather?” asked one.
A reader from Oakville said: “Here is an opportunity to have some pride in our country, to celebrate our ability to host such an event in a safe, welcoming, multicultural environment, and to engage young people. I attended the rehearsal of the opening ceremony and it was full of many young, enthusiastic volunteers. Yes, it is well known that final cost will be higher than projected, and commuters will have to add on more time to their commute during these two weeks but that is not what the games are now about. This is a time to be proud to be a fortunate Canadian, to enjoy the venues, to cheer on the athletes and to stop dissing the inconveniences that generosity requires.More »
Monday, Jul. 06, 2015 1:54PM EDT
Since the release of our new iPhone and iPad app about a month ago, we’ve received a lot of valuable feedback from readers about issues they’re having, or features they’d like to see improved or tweaked.
I’m pleased to say that we’ve just released our first major update to the app, which includes more than 300 changes — from small bug fixes to major improvements to content and navigation.More »
Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015 10:14AM EDT
Last night we made a few key changes to our new app for iPhone and iPad, based on feedback we’ve received from readers since the app launched. The changes bring you more stories and more scannable ways to find the top news from the sections you care about. Here’s what you’ll see in the app today:
- We’ve introduced new, separate sections for Sports and Life & Arts to make it easier to find the latest news, columns and game reports from all the major sports, as well as create a dedicated space for our coverage of arts, culture, food, wine, fashion, travel, health and cars.
- Our Top Headlines section, now available on both iPad and iPhone, gives you an easily scannable view of the most recent key stories, organized according to familiar Globe sections, including: business, investing, national news, politics, world, sports, automotive and more.
- Finally, we’ve updated the home screen view on the iPhone. The new home screen leads with an overview of the most important stories that the Globe is currently following. Scroll down and you’ll find an easily scannable list of the top headlines of the moment from all of The Globe's main sections. Watch for further improvements to this home screen view in future updates.
We are also planning a series of regular App Store updates over the next several months. The next one, coming in July, will have a lot of improvements to app navigation, speed and overall functionality.More »