Editor Replaced as Toronto’s ‘Globe and Mail’ Emphasizes Digital Content

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By: E&P Staff

The Globe and Mail in Toronto replaced Editor-in-Chief Edward Greenspon with John Stackhouse Tuesday, saying the change was intended to emphasize its commitment to multimedia delivery of news.

Stackhouse, 46, was previously editor of the Canadian national newspaper’s Report on Business.

In an e-mail to staffers, Publisher Phillip Crawley said Stackhouse had raised the business section to “levels of excellence in print and online which are unsurpassed.”

Crawley said Greenspon, the chief editor since 2002, had “spearheaded our editorial transformation, particularly in exploring new ways to tell stories,” and noted he oversaw the paper’s redesign. “I know you will join me in thanking Ed and wishing him well as he moves on to new challenges,” Crawley said in the e-mail.

The appointment of a new editor-in-chief part of a process “to restructure our business, to meet the challenges of the current economic environment and the rapid changes in media consumption habits,” Crawley said.

“New skills and different styles of leadership are needed to take The Globe and Mail to levels of achievement which meet the ambitions of our shareholders, to cement our standing as the best in Canada at creating high-quality content for consumption on whatever platform is most desirable for our readers, users and advertisers,” Crawley added.

Stackhouse has been a foreign correspondent, foreign editor and national editor at the Globe and Mail.

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