John Stackhouse (journalist)

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John Stackhouse
Born1962 (age 60–61)
EducationQueen's University
Occupation(s)former Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

John Stackhouse (born 1962) is a Canadian journalist and author. He graduated from Queen's University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. While at Queen's, he served as editor of the Queen's Journal, and won the Tricolour Award in 1985.

He joined The Globe and Mail in 1992. He was the editor of The Globe and Mail's Report on Business section. On May 25, 2009, he was promoted to editor-in-chief of the newspaper, replacing Edward Greenspon.[1] On March 19, 2014, he was, in turn, replaced by David Walmsley.[2]

Since January 2015, Stackhouse has been the Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, at the Royal Bank of Canada, in such capacity he has an "advisory role, where he will be “responsible for gathering and interpreting global economic, business, political and social trends and providing the leadership team and board with insights".[3] Additionally, Stackhouse "has joined the boards of the C.D. Howe Institute and World Literacy Canada and become a senior fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. He also signed a two-book deal with Knopf Random House Canada."[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 1994: winner, National Newspaper Awards, one prize for Feature Writing[4]
  • 1997: winner, National Newspaper Awards, two prizes for Business Reporting and International Reporting[4]
  • 1999: winner, National Newspaper Awards, two prizes for Feature Writing and International Reporting[4]


  • 2000: Out of Poverty: And Into Something More Comfortable (Random House), ISBN 0-679-31025-8
  • 2003: Timbit Nation: A Hitchhiker's View of Canada (Random House), ISBN 0-679-31167-X
  • 2015: Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution (Random House Canada), ISBN 978-0-345-81583-5


  1. ^ "Stackhouse new editor-in-chief of Globe". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. May 25, 2009.
  2. ^ "The Globe and Mail shakeup with John Stackhouse out, David Walmsley named new editor". Financial Post. Toronto. March 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b O'Beirne, Ronan.: "John Stackhouse takes job at Royal Bank," January 5, 2015. (Retrieved 2015-11-10.)
  4. ^ a b c History of National Newspaper Award Winners

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