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John Stackhouse

The Globe and Mail announced the appointment of a new editor-in-chief Wednesday morning, capping off a period that has seen
The Globe and Mail saw its online readership plummet 40 per cent in the wake of the paywall it put into place last year, but
Last Thursday, CJF's full-house gathering was titled Gutenberg's Last Stand: Reinventing the Modern Newspaper. Sitting in the audience, I was certain that -- plagiarism being a mortal sin in our honourable profession -- someone would raise Wentegate. I waited. Nobody mentioned Wentegate. Or resignations. Surely, if nothing else, Stackhouse deserved his chance to explain?
Margaret Wente, award-winning three-times-a-week columnist at the Globe and Mail is accused in the blog Media Culpa of serial plagiarism. Seems she's been exceeding sloppy in attributing sources which is a journalistic sin. It's clear to me that all three Globe journalists put their own interests and the interests of their employer before the interests of the people, their readers.
Where once it was left to professional journalists to feed us what we needed to know, we can now choose the news we want to hear, buffet-style, from the internet, where virtually anyone can publish or share anything. Buffets are great, of course, but there's always a temptation to bypass the broccoli and head straight for the brownies.