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 and Mail's intrepid team of journalists, along with CEO and Publisher Philip Crawley, and Editor-in-Chief David Walmsley, who will be your hosts.  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 columnists including Ian Brown, Johanna Schneller, Andrew Willis, Alex Bozikovic, Christina Pellegrini, 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.

Globe Executives and Journalists 

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


Phillip crawley

ceo & publisher

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.


tara o'brady

globe PURSUITS contributor

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.


Beppi crosariol

Wine writer

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.




Ian Brown is an author and a feature writer for The Globe and Mail whose work has won many National Magazine and National Newspaper awards. His most recent book, Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year was a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. His previous book, The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for His Disabled Son, was a national bestseller and a New York Times and Globe and Mail Best Book. It was also the winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Trillium Book Award. His is author the author of Freewheeling, which won the National Business Book Award, and the provocative examination of modern masculinity, Man Overboard. He lives in Toronto.



GLOBE columnist

Johanna Schneller is one of North America's leading freelance journalists specializing in entertainment features. She has profiled the most prominent actors of our time - among them, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp, Diane Keaton, Brad Pitt, Julianne Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges, Liam Neeson, Robert Downey, Jr. and Nicole Kidman. Her cover stories have appeared in a variety of major magazines, including In Style, Premiere, Vanity Fair, Ladies Home Journal and More. She was a senior writer in the Los Angeles bureau of GQ magazine from 1990 to 1994. Currently, she writes the weekly Fame Game column in The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper; and for two seasons, she hosted TVO's renowned film series, Saturday Night at the Movies. She lives in Toronto with her husband, the writer and broadcaster Ian Brown, and their two children.




Andrew Willis is a business columnist for the Report on Business at The Globe and Mail, based in Toronto.

He has been in business communications and journalism for three decades. From 2010 to 2016, he was senior vice president of communications for Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset management company.

Andrew's career in journalism included stints at a number of publications, including writing the Streetwise column at the Globe and Mail from 1995 to 2010. He also worked at The Financial Post, The Financial Times of Canada, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, and Maclean’s magazine.

Andrew co-wrote a book, The Bre-X Fraud, with Report on Business colleague Douglas Goold.


Alex Bozikovic 

architecture critic 

Alex Bozikovic is The Globe and Mail's architecture critic. His writing appears regularly in the Arts section and in the news pages. He is an author of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide (McClelland and Stewart, 2017). He has won a National Magazine Award and has also written for design publications such as Azure, Blueprint, Dwell, Spacing and Wallpaper.




Gary Mason began his journalism career in 1981, working as a summer intern for Canadian Press. He later went on to work for the Victoria Times-Colonist before joining The Vancouver Sun, where he worked for 19 years in a variety of roles, including legislative bureau chief, city editor and deputy managing editor before he began writing a popular sports column in 1997.

Gary joined The Globe and Mail as a national affairs columnist in 2005. He is a five-time NNA award nominee, (winning three times) and has received B.C.'s highest journalism honour, the Jack Webster Award, eight times. Recently, he was recognized with the Bruce Hutchinson Lifetime Achievement Award.



Sinclair Stewart is a widely respected journalist and the co-author of the award-winning national business book Wrong Way: The Fall of Conrad Black. His long-form feature writing has been repeatedly recognized by the industry, including a National Newspaper Award in 2008 for his reporting of the financial crisis. Sinclair is currently the Deputy Editor of The Globe and Mail, responsible for day-to-day operations of the newsroom and all content on all Globe platforms.