Globe editor John Stackhouse is out of a job

Globe editor John Stackhouse is out of a job

The Globe—clearly the authoritative source on this story—reports that John Stackhouse, its editor-in-chief since 2009, is leaving his job, and that he’ll be replaced by David Walmsley, currently the director of news content at CBC News. (Walmsley had previously served as the Globe’s managing editor.)

The exact circumstances of Stackhouse’s departure aren’t clear, but in a memo to staff he reportedly said, “I have left the Globe to help make way for new leadership to guide the editorial department for years ahead.” Stackhouse started at the paper in 1989 and worked his way up to the top job. Now, he evidently joins the ranks of Toronto media’s unemployed—which the Globe, like virtually every other newspaper, helped to swell during his tenure. We’re sure he’ll land on his feet.