Increasingly, we’ve found that when readers look on their phones, tablets and computers for answers, they’re often not just seeking out headlines, but also informed opinion, expert analysis and top-level arguments about the deeper meaning of events. Globe readers want explanations and opinions from a variety of smart perspectives, and they want to read them while the news is happening, not a day later.
In response, today we are launching Globe Debate – Canada’s premier online location for informed opinion, discussion and analysis. Building on the Globe’s acclaimed Comment section and its award-winning columnists and writers, Globe Debate will bring together a wide spectrum of voices to create a world-class stage for intelligent debate.
Whether you visit the expanded new web page at www.globeandmail.com/globe-debate or subscribe to the Twitter handle @GlobeDebate for live on-the-go feeds of our content, you will have easy access to constantly updated channels of fast-responding expert commentary and a window into the great discussions of the day. The Globe Debate page will incorporate new interactive tools for debates and panel discussions, live reader chats and video dialogues, and our gallery of Canada’s most sharply barbed editorial cartoons – as well as the columnists, bloggers, essayists and big-name commentators who are already a core part of the Globe’s voice.
For the past year, we have been creating a new kind of online opinion space by building up new communities of outside experts in key subject areas – world-class analysts, political veterans, diplomatic insiders, on-the-ground specialists – who provide quick, concise, informed responses to guide your understanding.
These communities of contributors, combined with the Globe’s own award-winning columnists and essayists, are at the heart of Globe Debate. The page is divided into four new channels of live opinion – Politics, World, Economy and Life. And we will be bringing these contributors together frequently for fascinating encounters using a new easy-to-use online tool to access head-to-head debates and panel discussions.
For Globe Unlimited subscribers, Globe Debate is a central access point for our exclusive World Insider and Politics Insider channels, which together provide multiple exclusive analyses each weekday on politics and international affairs, giving Globe subscribers an unparalleled inside edge. Globe Debate is also where you can find full archives of work by the Globe’s acclaimed columnists, bloggers, its new panel of political movers and shakers, and opinion articles by the world’s leading thinkers.
Join the debate today by following the @GlobeDebate account and bookmarking the Globe Debate page. At a time when our national debates have never been more crucial and potent, Globe Debate gives you a place to watch, participate and learn from the best voices in the world.