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Sylvia Stead

Sylvia Stead has been a reporter and editor at the Globe since 1975, after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in Journalism with a minor in Political Science. She won the Board of Governors Award there in 1974. As a reporter, Sylvia covered courts, education and Queen's Park. She has served as National Editor, Executive Editor, Deputy Editor and was named the Globe's first Public Editor. In those roles, she has confronted journalistic challenges ranging from our coverage of the Swissair crash, the École Polytechnique shooting and the 1995 Quebec referendum to our use of polling and online comments. She was also one of the original members of our Code of Conduct committee. Sylvia is chair of the National Newspaper Awards Board of Governors.

Education

University of Western Ontario, journalism and political science

Honours & Awards

UWO Board of Governors Award

Globe and Mail George Brown award for editing

Latest articles
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Sensitivity and respect were primary concerns while producing The Globe’s dementia series Sylvia Stead
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Readers are right to expect transparency for opinion writer Sylvia Stead
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Globe grammar quiz 2018: Are you smarter than one of our editors? Sylvia Stead
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Sexual assault coverage must not lose sight of broader social issue
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When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source Sylvia Stead
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Suicide coverage an opportunity to help Sylvia Stead
Public Editor: Critical, not equal, coverage most important in Ontario election reporting Sylvia Stead
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Cannabis investors have right to know bad news Sylvia Stead
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In covering tragedies such as the Toronto van attack, it’s important to be right, not first with the news Sylvia Stead
Amplify: Marie Colvin, and having a symbol of courage in the face of danger
Undated image of Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin photographed in Tahrir square in Cairo.
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Survey says: More women and diversity needed Sylvia Stead
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Without dutiful reporting, we abandon truth in news Sylvia Stead
Remembering the victims Sylvia Stead
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Public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth Sylvia Stead
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Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017? Try our quiz
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Public editor: The fight against ‘fake news’