THE GLOBE AND MAIL is a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper
The Woodbridge Company , based in
* 1 History
* 1.1 Forebears * 1.2 1936 formation and expansion * 1.3 \'Canada\'s national newspaper\' * 1.4 Bell Globemedia merger (2001) * 1.5 Bell Globemedia divestment (2010) * 1.6 Redesign and relaunch 2010 * 1.7 Changes since 2010
* 2 Report on Business
* 2.1 Top 1000
* 3 Controversies * 4 Political stance * 5 Editors-in-chief
* 6 Key people (present)
* 6.1 Senior editors * 6.2 Foreign bureaus
* 7 Staff columnists * 8 Journalists * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links
The predecessor to
The Globe and Mail was The Globe , founded in 1844
by Scottish immigrant George Brown , who became a Father of
Confederation . Brown's liberal politics led him to court the support
Clear Grits , precursor to the modern Liberal Party of
By the 1850s, The Globe had become an independent and well-regarded
daily newspaper. It began distribution by railway to other cities in
1936 FORMATION AND EXPANSION
On 23 November 1936, The Globe merged with
The Mail and Empire ,
itself formed through the 1895 merger of two conservative newspapers,
The merger was arranged by
George McCullagh , who fronted for mining
William Henry Wright and became the first publisher of The
Globe and Mail. McCullagh committed suicide in 1952, and the newspaper
was sold to the Webster family of Montreal. As the paper lost ground
The newspaper was unionised in 1955, under the banner of the American Newspaper Guild .
From 1937 until 1974, the newspaper was produced at the William H.
Wright Building which was located at then 140 King Street West in the
northeast corner of King Street and York Street, close to the homes of
\'CANADA\'S NATIONAL NEWSPAPER\'
In 1965, the paper was bought by Winnipeg-based
FP Publications ,
controlled by Bryan Maheswary, which owned a chain of local Canadian
newspapers. FP put a strong emphasis on the Report on Business section
that was launched in 1962, thereby building the paper's reputation as
the voice of Toronto's business community.
FP Publications and The
Globe and Mail were sold in 1980 to
The Thomson Corporation
The Globe and Mail has always been a morning newspaper. Since the
1980s, it has been printed in separate editions in six Canadian
cities: Halifax ,
Under the editorship of William Thorsell in the 1980s and 1990s, the paper strongly endorsed the free trade policies of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney . The paper also became an outspoken proponent of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord , with their editorial the day of the 1995 Quebec Referendum mostly quoting a Mulroney speech in favour of the Accord. During this period, the paper continued to favour such socially liberal policies as decriminalizing drugs (including cocaine, whose legalization was advocated most recently in a 1995 editorial) and expanding gay rights.
In 1995, the paper launched its web site, globeandmail.com; on 9 June 2000, the web site began covering breaking news with its own content and journalists in addition to the content of the print newspaper.
BELL GLOBEMEDIA MERGER (2001)
Since the launch of the
National Post as another English-language
national paper in 1998, some industry analysts had proclaimed a
"national newspaper war" between
The Globe and Mail and the National
Post. Partly as a response to this threat, in 2001, The Globe and Mail
was combined with broadcast assets held by Bell
In 2004, access to some features of globeandmail.com became restricted to paid subscribers only. The subscription service was reduced a few years later to include an electronic edition of the newspaper, access to its archives, and membership to a premium investment site.
On April 23, 2007, the paper introduced significant changes to its print design and also introduced a new unified navigation system to its websites. The paper added a "lifestyle" section to the Monday-Friday editions, entitled "Globe Life", which has been described as an attempt to attract readers from the rival Toronto Star. Additionally, the paper followed other North American papers by dropping detailed stock listings in print and by shrinking the printed paper to a 12-inch width.
BELL GLOBEMEDIA DIVESTMENT (2010)
At the end of 2010, the Thomson family, through its holding company Woodbridge , re-acquired direct control of The Globe and Mail with an 85-percent stake, through a complicated transaction involving most of the Ontario-based mediasphere. BCE continued to hold 15 percent, and would eventually own all of television broadcaster CTVglobemedia .
REDESIGN AND RELAUNCH 2010
On October 1, 2010, The Globe and Mail unveiled redesigns to both its paper and online formats, dubbed "the most significant redesign in The Globe's history" by Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse . The paper version has a bolder, more visual presentation that features 100% full-colour pages, more graphics, slightly glossy paper stock (with the use of state-of-the-art heat-set printing presses), and emphasis on lifestyle and similar sections (an approached dubbed "Globe-lite" by one media critic). The Globe and Mail sees this redesign as a step toward the future (promoted as such by a commercial featuring a young girl on a bicycle), and a step towards provoking debate on national issues (the October 1 edition featured a rare front page editorial above the 'The Globe and Mail' banner).
The paper has made changes to its format and layout, such as the
introduction of colour photographs, a separate tabloid book-review
section and the creation of the Review section on arts, entertainment
and culture. Although the paper is sold throughout
CHANGES SINCE 2010
In October 2012, The Globe and Mail relaunched its digital subscription offering under the marketing brand "Globe Unlimited" to include metered access for some of its online content.
In 2014, the then-publisher Philip Crawley announced the recruitment to Editor-in-Chief of David Walmsley , a former staffer returned from afar, to be enacted 24 March.
The headquarters site at 444 Front Street West was sold in 2012 to
three real estate firms (RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Allied
Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and Diamond Corporation) who
planned to redevelop the 6.5 acres (2.6 ha) site at Front Street West
into a retail, office and residential complex. In 2016, the newspaper
moved to 351 King Street East, adjacent to the former
In 2015, the Woodbridge Company acquired the remaining 15% of the newspaper from BCE.
Globe and Mail employees are represented by Unifor , whose most recent negotiations brought in a three-year contract which is to end in 2017. In Spring 2017, the company offered, and the guild voted to accept, a one-year extension of this contract, which is now due to expire in 2018.
REPORT ON BUSINESS
For Institute for Supply Management economic report, see ISM Report On Business .
"Report on Business", commonly referred to as simply ROB, is the financial section of the newspaper. It is the most lengthy daily compilation of economic news in Canada, and is considered an integral part of the newspaper. Standard "Report on Business" sections are typically fifteen to twenty pages, and include the listings of major Canadian, US, and international stocks , bonds , and currencies.
Every Saturday, a special "Report on Business Weekend" is released, which includes features on corporate lifestyle and personal finance , and extended coverage of business news. On the last Friday of every month, the Report on Business Magazine is released, the largest Canadian finance-oriented magazine.
Business News Network (formerly ROBtv) is a twenty-four-hour news and business television station, founded by The Globe and Mail but operated by CTV through the companies' relationship with CTVglobemedia .
See also: List of largest public companies in
The Top 1000 is a list of Canada's one thousand largest public companies ranked by profit released annually by the Report on Business Magazine.
Satirical nicknames for the paper include Mop and Pail or Grope and
Flail, both of which were coined by longtime Globe and Mail humour
Richard J. Needham . The
University of British Columbia
On 25 September 2012, The Globe and Mail announced it had disciplined high-profile staff columnist Margaret Wente after she admitted to plagiarism . The scandal emerged after University of Ottawa professor and blogger , Carol Wainio , repeatedly raised plagiarism accusations against Wente on her blog.
On 22 October 2012, online Canadian magazine The Tyee published an article criticizing the Globe's "advertorial " policies and design. The Tyee alleged that the Globe intentionally blurred the lines between advertising and editorial content in order to offer premium and effective ad space to high-paying advertisers. The Tyee reporter Jonathan Sas cited an 8-page spread in the October 2, 2012 print edition, called "The Future of the Oil Sands", to illustrate the difficulty in distinguishing the spread from regular Globe content.
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Even before The Globe merged with the Mail and Empire, the paper was
widely considered the voice of the Upper
While the paper was known as a generally conservative voice of the
business establishment in the postwar decades, historian
David Hayes ,
in a review of its positions, has noted that the Globe's editorials in
this period "took a benign view of hippies and homosexuals; championed
most aspects of the welfare state ; opposed, after some deliberation,
the Vietnam War ; and supported legalizing marijuana ." It was a
December 12, 1967 Globe and Mail editorial that stated, "Obviously,
the state’s responsibility should be to legislate rules for a
well-ordered society. It has no right or duty to creep into the
bedrooms of the nation." On December 21, 1967, then Justice Minister
* George McCullagh (1936–1952) * Oakley Dalgleish (1952–1963) * R. Howard Webster 1963–1965) * James L. Cooper (1965–1974) * Richard S. Malone (1974–1978) * Richard Doyle (1978–1983) * Norman Webster (1983–1989) * William Thorsell (1989–1999) * Richard Addis (1999–2002) * Edward Greenspon (2002–2009) * John Stackhouse (2009–2014) * David Walmsley (2014–present)
KEY PEOPLE (PRESENT)
* David Walmsley , Editor-in-chief * Sinclair Stewart , Deputy editor * Derek DeCloet , Executive Editor and Editor, Report on Business * Cynthia Young , Head of Audience * Kevin Siu , Head of Experience * Angela Pacienza , Head of Newsroom Development
* Adrian Morrow , Washington Bureau Chief * Stephanie Nolen , South America Bureau (Rio de Janeiro) * Tamsin MacMcMahon , California (San Jose) * Joanna Slater , New York City
Middle East, Asia and Africa
* Nathan Vanderklippe , China Bureau (Beijing) * Geoffrey York , Africa Bureau (Johannesburg)
* Ian Brown * Beppi Crosariol , Wine and Spirits * John Doyle * Eric Duhatschek , Hockey * Andrew Willis, Streetwise * Lysiane Gagnon , Quebec politics * Marcus Gee * John Ibbitson * Roy MacGregor * Lawrence Martin * Gary Mason , British Columbia * Doug Saunders * David Shoalts , Hockey * Jeffrey Simpson * Kate Taylor * Margaret Wente * Cathal Kelly , Sports
* List of newspapers in
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* ^ A B "Our History".
* ^ Torontoist (April 19, 2008). "Historicist: The Old Lady of
* ^ Walter I. Romanow, and Walter C. Soderlund, "Thomson
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* ^ Globe and Mail, Oct 30, A12
* David Hayes, Power and Influence:
The Globe and Mail and the News
Revolution (Key Porter Books, Toronto, 1992)
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* Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher. The world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers (1980) pp 138–42
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