Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 12:08PM EST
This Q&A has now ended. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. Below are some of the highlights. See a full recap here.
A few of the questions answered by data journalist Matthew McClearn:
Is the data similar in the U.S. or is this particularly a Canadian issue?
We haven't studied data from the U.S. in any great detail. However, from our conversations with serial predation experts in that country, we know that disadvantaged social groups in that country tend to be overrepresented among the victims of U.S. serial killers. Notably, we've heard that African American women are seriously overrepresented. Academics I spoke with told me that the overrepresentation of marginalized populations among the victims of serial predators was one of the few uncontroversial conclusions from existing research. Serial predation researchers argue about a lot, but they don't argue about that.More »
Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 4:41PM EST
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 after intelligence officials referred to Abdelhamid Abaaoud as the “mastermind” of the Paris attacks. People objected to the word and wanted The Globe to ban it from descriptions of terror suspects. (The one in question died a few days later in a police raid.)More »
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 2:50PM EST
On Saturday, the centrepiece on the front page of The Globe and Mail pointed to an excellent series called “The Boomer Shift” in Report on Business.
The articles weren’t just for baby boomers but for society at large. The stories were about how this dramatic shift in demographics will reshape our economy and whether governments and Canadians are really ready for the expected economic downturn. The series continues this week.More »
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 7:39PM EDT
The Globe and Mail has won five international EPPY Awards for excellence in digital journalism – more than any other news organization in the world.
The Globe was short-listed for a record-breaking 15 EPPY Awards this year, almost doubling its previous highest of eight.
It won Best Daily Newspaper Website with more than one million unique monthly visitors, as well as Best Business Blog for Inside the Market, which is home to market-moving news and investment ideas, written by in-house market strategists Scott Barlow and Jennifer Dowty and other members of our award-winning Report on Business newsroom.More »
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 6:49PM EDT
Next week Justin Trudeau will be sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister, but the dust has yet to settle on the lengthy – and fascinating – campaign that brought him to power.
[Read The Globe’s digital timeline of the election campaign.]
The 78 days of electioneering spanned three long weekends, and generated a veritable mountain of coverage. This newspaper alone published no fewer than 231 news and analysis articles, 134 photos and 122 columns, with even more material appearing online.More »
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015 1:30PM EDT
Applications are now closed. Given the high number of applicants, we will contact only those selected for an interview.
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 »
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 2:28PM EDT
Here’s a little style and spelling test. Two of these recent references are correct and one is wrong. Can you guess which?
1. Hadrien Trudeau
2. Prime-minister-designate Justin Trudeau
3. The Trudeaus are Canada’s “first family.”
1. Justin Trudeau’s youngest child with wife Sophie Grégoire is Hadrien, with an “e,” not an “a.” On Saturday, Oct. 3, a photo caption used the incorrect “a” spelling, but the feature by Ian Brown on Mr. Trudeau properly used the “e.”More »
Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 2:04PM EDT
During this year’s Canadian election campaign, we experimented with a new way of keeping readers informed: sending messages through chat app WhatsApp. The idea was simple: What’s the one thing you need to know today to help you make an informed vote on Oct. 19?
It was a great experiment, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. But it wasn’t without its challenges. And it’s not something we’d likely do again unless WhatsApp evolves.More »
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 4:54PM EDT
On Wednesday morning, The Globe flared (top of the front page) an exclusive story by Adrian Morrow with the headline “Ontario paid $1-million to teachers’ union.”
That was followed the next day by a second story: “Multiple payouts given to teacher unions” which added another $1.5-million in payouts to teachers unions to cover their bargaining costs. Followed by one more: “Ontario never sought receipts before paying teacher unions.”More »
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 9:00AM EDT
A great word to describe election nights for journalists is hairy.
Nothing much happens until the results come flooding in, most of them at exactly the same time.
As a reporter or editor, you have your background sentences and paragraphs ready and then you have to pounce as soon as there is clarity about who won and who lost.More »
Thursday, Oct. 08, 2015 12:48PM EDT
More than 10,000 words and 13 black and white photos. Last Saturday’s profile of Justin Trudeau has attracted criticism from some Globe readers who felt it was too much real estate and too positive for the man described in the front page headline as “The Contender.”
So was it fair to do so much on one candidate in a tight three-way race? And was it fair to run such a major piece so close to voting day?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 »
Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015 12:18PM EDT
In honour of hitting 1 million Twitter followers on @globeandmail, here is a look at some of our memorable tweets, from our very first one to gunfire in Parliament. Thanks to all of our followers for helping us reach this milestone.More »
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 1:47PM EDT
This experiment has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. Read about how it went here.
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 »
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 »
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 »