In an era when the Toronto Sun misspells "Correction" in a correction column, is there any hope for a revival of good copyediting?
By Gin Sexsmith It’s 1972, and the scent of cigarette smoke and stewed coffee acts as a backdrop to the clack clack ching of manual typewriters inThe Globe and Mailnewsroom. Men’s voices fill the room—asking questions, bouncing ideas off one another, laughing at crude jokes. About 15 men in ties and white shirts are seated around a large, […]
“The more you love quinoa, the more you hurt Peruvians and Bolivians,” read the headline on a recent piece by Globe and Mail reporter Amy Verner. Whether you consider yourself a quinoa lover or not, this headline might come as quite a shock. Quinoa, which has been called the “miracle grain of the Andes” and is […]
In a world where information can be condensed into a 140-character tweet, the future of long-form journalism looks grim. But newspapers and digital magazines are hoping the growing popularity of tablet technology will fulfill a desire for in-depth, quality reportage and represent a new revenue stream. Last November, the Toronto Star launched Star Dispatches, a […]