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Sean Silcoff writes about technology and innovation for the Globe and Mail. He is the winner of three National Newspaper Awards and is the co-author of Losing the Signal: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry, which was released in May 2015. Losing the Signal won Canada’s National Business Book Award and was shortlisted for the international Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year. It was also adapted into the 2023 film "BlackBerry." Sean joined the Globe and Mail in January 2012; he previously worked as a columnist and Montreal correspondent for the National Post and as a staff writer at Canadian Business Magazine. He began his reporting career covering courts and crime in Cornwall, Ont.

Years at The Globe and Mail


Carleton University Master of Journalism

Queen's University Bachelor of Commerce

Honours & Awards

National Business Book Award (2015)

Finalist, Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year

National Newspaper Award (2012, 2013, 2018)

Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for Young Canadian Journalists (1994, 1995)

Montreal Economic Institute Economic Education Prize (2008, 2015)

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