Sunday, 15 February 2009

Sun & Globe

Two teens being pushed onto subway tracks Friday afternoon became personal for the Globe and Mail's editor-in-chief when he learned one of the boys was his son.

Read Rob Lamberti's Sunday Sun story about the crime news that landed on Ed Greenspon's doorstep and sent him rushing to the hospital bedside of his son, Jacob, 14.

It's not often that news chiefs at the competition are interviewed for a breaking news story, but Rob got the story from Greenspon in a detailed, face-to-face interview.

A unique scenario, with full respect being paid to Greenspon and his newspaper, the Sun going with a capital "T" in The Globe and Mail.

Greenspon also showed class in being free with his time and comments during print and broadcast media interviews.

How many times has Greenspon been told by readers "If it were your child. . ." during conversations about crimes in the city?

Well, it was his child Friday and we have a feeling the Globe will be close to this national story for weeks to come.


  1. What a great story. Thanks for highlighting it, and kudos to Rob L.

  2. Yeah, the interview with Greenspon is terrific and all ... except the Star had an interview with Greenspon on its front page on SATURDAY.

  3. Ooops, sorry. I stand corrected. The Star had the story Sunday as well.