Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail announced that it has “appointed its first public editor,” Sylvia Stead, according to J-Source. The Globe and Mail is a daily Canadian newspaper with the “second largest circulation” in Canada, according to Mondo Times.
According to Poynter’s Craig Silverman, Stead begins her role Jan. 23 and “primarily reports to” editor-in-chief John Stackhouse with “a dotted-line responsibility to the publisher.” Read more about Stead’s role here.
Stead has been with the newspaper since 1975 and currently is the newspaper’s associate editor, according to Poynter.
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Hat Tip: Hugo Rodrigues
UPDATE: 1/18/2011: 8:06 PM EST: Added information about Stead’s background at the newspaper.