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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a Canadian national newspaper based in Toronto.

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s by print circulation. Its trace back to the founding of the Globe in 1844, and its is The Woodbridge Co., a private Canadian media holding company that also holds a majority share of Thomson Reuters.

The Globe and Mail has been aggressive in using social media to interact with its online audience. It developed a Policy Wiki, , and was one of the early newspapers to use CoverItLive for liveblogging. It also used a community project to provide coverage of the U.S. presidential election by Canadian expatriates.

The paper charged for access to much of its website . It currently charges for a daily e-edition, archive access, and personalized financial data. It began charging for its entire website in a metered paywall starting in fall 2012. As of October 2013, it had , of whom 70,000 also subscribed to the print edition.

The Globe and Mail was an early adopter of smartphone apps, becoming the first Canadian news organization to offer an

The paper to have journalists write native advertising in 2014.

One of the Globe and Mail’s most popular columnists, Margaret Wente, was in 2012 regarding a 2009 column. The paper’s public editor initially of the charge, which was and led to the newly created  public editor position being to report to the paper’s publisher, rather than its editor in chief.

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