John Stackhouse, an award-winning journalist who has run the Report on Business financial section within The Globe and Mail, was appointed the Globe's new editor-in-chief Monday. He succeeded Edward Greenspon, who held the role for more than seven years.
In his first wave of interviews, Stackhouse has signaled the possibility of charging for the Globe's online content. The organization has tried a few approaches --- a firewall around commentary, for instance --- and now mostly provides the content free online.
But Stackhouse indicated there might be changes in the works.
"We think our journalism has a strong value for our users and we think that audience wants to pay for it directly or indirectly and they understand the value of it, so we just need to continue to find ways to make that transaction work," he told The Canadian Press. "There's going to be all types of innovations in the years ahead --- whether it's pay-per-use, or pay-per-view or click models - that I think we'd be eager to try out."