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Globe and Mail looks to reduce head count by 40

The Globe and Mail announced a voluntary separation package aiming to induce 40 staffers to leave the company as it struggles with economic headwinds.

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Thu, September 8 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Globe and Mail looks to reduce head count by 40

Globe and Mail to downsize by about 40 employees

Globe and Mail employees at a town hall meeting heard publisher Philip Crawley say he wants to cut the company-wide head count by about 40 through voluntary separation agreements. If 40 people didn’t step forward, layoffs were possible.

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Thu, September 8 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Globe and Mail to downsize by about 40 employees

Some voices sympathetic to Margaret Wente emerge

Terence Corcoran of the Financial Post and Emma Rose Teitel, national columnist with the Toronto Star, tried to offer counter-opinions to those who believe Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente is a serial plagiarist who should be fired.

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Sat, April 30 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Some voices sympathetic to Margaret Wente emerge

Reaction to latest Margaret Wente plagiarism allegations

Here’s a round-up of commentary about the latest plagiarism shitstorm surrounding Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente. Here is my post from Monday – Margaret Wente in plagiarism hot water again.

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Wed, April 27 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Reaction to latest Margaret Wente plagiarism allegations

Margaret Wente in plagiarism hot water again

On Saturday, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente had a column published saying how The Great Global Greening is Happening Now. Unfortunately for Wente, Carole Wainio was one of its readers. She noticed some striking similarities between Wente’s writing and what appeared to be unattributed source material — as she did in 2012. As a […]

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Mon, April 25 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Margaret Wente in plagiarism hot water again

Review: John Stackhouse’s tour of duty through the ‘disruption’ years for newspapers

John Stackhouse started at the Globe and Mail newspaper in 1989, just as the really flush years of newspapers were ending. A very talented journalist, he rose through the ranks and became the logical heir-apparent when publisher Philip Crawley tired of editor-in-chief Edward Greenspon in the spring of 2009.

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Fri, January 1 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Media » Comments Off on Review: John Stackhouse’s tour of duty through the ‘disruption’ years for newspapers

John Stackhouse out at Globe and Mail; Walmsley named EIC

John Stackhouse’s reign in one of the top jobs in Canadian journalism is over. The Globe and Mail announced his departure from the editor-in-chief’s office, to be replaced by CBC news executive and former Globe-ian David Walmsley.

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Wed, March 19 2014 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on John Stackhouse out at Globe and Mail; Walmsley named EIC

Rounding up the cuts in Canada’s news industry

Figures compiled by the Canadian Media Guild show losses of about 10,000 jobs across Canada (and job categories) in the past five years, reports Jan Wong, a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B., in J-Source.

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Tue, November 19 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Rounding up the cuts in Canada’s news industry

Arbitrator rules for ‘Globe and Mail’ over Jan Wong

From the Toronto Star: Journalist Jan Wong breached a confidentiality agreement with The Globe and Mail and must pay back an undisclosed severance payment, an arbitrator has ruled.

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Fri, July 5 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Arbitrator rules for ‘Globe and Mail’ over Jan Wong

‘Globe and Mail’ seeks voluntary buyouts

Citing a poor advertising market, the Globe and Mail announced today that it is offering full and part-time staff a chance to participate in voluntary buyouts.

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Mon, April 22 2013 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment