A closer look at the Margaret Wente plagiarism scandal and what it says about The Globe and Mail's institutional arrogance.
By Brittany Devenyi, Gianluca Inglesi, and Rhiannon Russell The morning of Monday, September 17, 2012, reader Carol Wainio sent a 2,135-word email to Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse. It detailed multiple instances in a 2009 column by Margaret Wente, “Enviro-romanticism Is Hurting Africa,” of what Wainio called “very significant overlap” with stories from sources as disparate as Food Chemical News and The […]
Covering the Congo
Tim Butcher remembers being told to move quickly. He was in Katanga, a vast province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sent to Africa in 2000 as a war correspondent for The Telegraph, he knew he was an outsider—a natural target for the rebels. He was traveling on a small motorbike across rutted roads, […]
Up against the walls
Steve Ladurantaye, media reporter at The Globe and Mail, is blunt: “If we don’t find a way to add revenue, then there’s not going to be a newspaper in five years. This goes for the Globe and everyone else. You can’t lose money forever.” Which is why, almost two years after The New York Times […]