March 31, 2014
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#26 What is happening at the Globe and Mail?
Former Globe editor speaks about the recent shakeup.

Synopsis:

Top writers and editors have fled, Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse was shockingly ousted. No-one at the paper is willing to talk about it on the record.  Former Globe editor, journalism professor Ann Rauhala provides some insight.

Guest:

Ann Rauhala (link)

Links:

Memos! Memos! Memos! (link)

The National Post’s Christine Dobby on the shakeup (link)

People mentioned: 

John Stackhouse, David Walmsley, Mathew Ingram, Margaret Wente, Ian Brown, Jan Wong, Carl Wilson, Marcus Gee, Philip Crawley, Andrew Coyne, Susan Delacourt, John Doyle

Topics discussed:

What is happening at the Globe and Mail? Was Stackhouse fired or did he quit? If fired, why? What’s the strategy with the paper?  Why won’t anyone talk about it? What’s the culture like at the Globe? What kind of shape is the paper in editorially? Could this be the right move for them? Is David Walmsley the right guy to bring the Globe into the digital era?

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