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A unique look into The Globe's Newsroom. 

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s source for trusted journalism, providing eye-opening investigations and thought-provoking opinions from the country’s most award-winning newsroom.

Joining us on our journey will be The Globe’s intrepid team, CEO & Publisher, Phillip Crawley and Editor-in-chief, David Walmsley, who will take on hosting duties for one week each. Cookbook author and Globe food contributor, Tara O’Brady, and Globe wine aficionado, Beppi Crosariol, will ensure we’re well fed and imbibed along the way.

They will be joined by reporters and columnist including Doug Saunders, Elizabeth Renzetti, Mark MacKinnon, Eric Reguly, Robyn Doolittle, Cathal Kelly, who will each host forums and tours. Together, they will give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of The Globe’s headline stories and their views on some of the world’s most pressing issues.

France, like Europe at large, is at a cultural crossroad. How will it adapt to ongoing migration? And how will it negotiate the globalization of culture, ideas and capital? All these questions and more will be explored by The Globe’s international team of journalists.

Globe Executives and Journalists 

Learn more about who will be joining you during your two week trip throughout France. 

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Phillip Crawley oversees the strategy and operations of The Globe’s paper, websites, and magazines. Since 1998, he has guided The Globe to highly successful leadership in new media and online products. During his tenure, The Globe and its staff have been honoured by many organizations and won scores of National Newspaper Awards.

Crawley has held many senior executive positions with some of the world’s leading media companies around the world, including The New Zealand Herald, The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and The Times Supplements and The Daily Telegraph in London. He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2012.



Beppi Crosariol has been The Globe and Mail's wine and spirits columnist for more than 15 years and enjoys a large following of devoted readers. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge. During his 22 years at the paper, he held a variety of additional positions in the newsroom, including corporate-law reporter and technology editor. He was also a regular columnist with Report on Business Magazine. 

Prior to joining The Globe in 1995, he worked as a technology reporter at The Boston Globe and, before that, the Financial Times of Canada. He started his career at the Kingston Whig-Standard. Beppi has a master's degree in the philosophy of science from the University of Toronto and was a Knight fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has won a National Magazine Award and five Canadian Science Writers Association awards.



Robyn Doolittle joined The Globe’s investigative team in April 2014 after spending nearly a decade reporting for the Toronto Star as a general assignment, crime and, finally, city hall reporter. Her probe of Mayor Rob Ford’s troubled personal life garnered worldwide attention and ultimately won the 2014 Michener Award for public service journalism. Her book, Crazy Town; The Rob Ford Story, was a national bestseller.

In February, The Globe published her landmark series, Unfounded, which revealed how cases of sexual assault had been routinely dismissed by police investigators across Canada. The series prompted immediate action at all levels of government and continues to incite much needed change in the way victims of sexual assault are treated by police.



As The Globe’s national sports columnist, Cathal Kelly is Canada’s leading voice on the subject. From issues to profiles and beyond, he takes readers outside the field of play with elegant, thoughtful, and unexpected writing on concussions, performance enhancing drugs, and geopolitics in sports.

He is a must read for hardcore and casual sports fans, and is The Globe’s top voice at the world’s most glamorous sporting events, from World Cups to the Olympics. Mr. Kelly joined The Globe in 2014, and has been a National Newspaper Award finalist for short feature writing and his work will be included in The Best Canadian Sports Writing, to be published in September 2017.



Mark MacKinnon is currently based in London, where he is The Globe's Senior International Correspondent, reporting on the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in eastern Ukraine, and Scotland's independence referendum. He spent five years as The Globe’s Beijing correspondent, winning accolades for his investigations into the garment industry in Asia and the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan. Mark has also been posted to the Middle East and Moscow.

A four-time National Newspaper Award winner, Mark is also the author of The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics and The China Diaries, an e-book of his train travels through the Middle Kingdom.



Tara O'Brady is the author of the bestselling cookbook Seven Spoons (Ten Speed press and Appetite by Random House, 2015) and the award-winning site of the same name. Tara is known for straightforward home cooking that reflects the way many of us are cooking today—seasonally, with an international perspective, an emphasis on balanced eating, and ethically-sourced ingredients. 

Seven Spoons won the Taste Canada Silver Award, and garnered mention in the New York Times, Epicurious, Flare, Canadian House and Home, and Ricardo Magazine, among others. It was shortlisted for the 2015 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks held by Food52, and was named best of the year by multiple outlets, including The Globe and Mail and Leite’s Culinaria. Tara writes for The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, and has been a past contributor to Kinfolk and Uppercase magazines. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including The Guardian, Olive Magazine,,, Bon Appéit, Saveur, and The Splendid Table.



The Globe’s expert on all things Europe, Eric Reguly headed to the other side of the Atlantic in 2007. There, he has covered economic and financial stories, including the euro zone crisis, bank bailouts, the rise and fall of Russia's oligarchs, and the merger of Fiat and Chrysler. He also covered the Arab Spring in Tunisia, the Athens riots, the London and Sochi Olympics, the 2013 papal conclave and several national elections.

He is a regular guest on Canadian and American radio, contributes to CTV News, makes speeches about business issues, and writes a column in The Globe's Report on Business magazine. He has won several awards, including the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism in 2007, a Gold National Magazine Award in 2010, and Silver in 2013.



Elizabeth Renzetti has worked at The Globe and Mail as a columnist, reporter, and editor of the Books and Review sections. From 2003 to 2012, she was a member of the Globe's London-based European bureau. Her Saturday column is published on page A2 of the news section, and her features appear regularly in Focus.

Her fascinating insights, unique outlook, and outspoken opinions will, without doubt, inspire thought-provoking conversations while we’re onboard. 



Doug Saunders writes The Globe's international-affairs column, and also serves as online opinion and debate editor. At The Globe since 1995, he has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent, having run foreign bureaus in Los Angeles and London. He has also done extensive reporting in the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and East Asia.

A five-time National Newspaper Award winner, recipient of Stanley McDowell Prize for writing, and shortlisted for a National Magazine Award, Saunders has published two books: Arrival City, in 2010, chronicling the unprecedented wave of rural-to-urban migration, and The Myth of the Muslim Tide, in 2012, examining the effects of immigration from Islamic countries to the West. 

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David Walmsley was appointed the editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail in March 2014. His appointment returned him to The Globe where he previously worked as the Managing Editor and National Editor. Under his editorship, The Globe and Mail has won the Michener Award, National Newspaper Awards, top honours among an international field at the global Online Journalism Awards, and a series of Eppy awards recognizing digital excellence. 

David previously held senior positions at the CBC in Toronto and Ottawa, Toronto Star and National Post. He began his career at The Belfast Telegraph where he was named Northern Ireland Young Journalist of the Year in 1995. He also worked for The Daily Record in Scotland and The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph in London. 

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