Globe and Mail beefs up digital news team

Less than two months after taking over the top job at The Globe and Mail, John Stackhouse has added to the online team, Alfred Hermida reports on his blog

Anjali Kapoor has been hired as managing editor, digital, a newly created position. Kapoor spent two years as director, product and editorial atYahoo Canada, was editor and content strategist for Microsoft Canada before that and has held positions at Transcontinental Media and Rogers.

Of Kapoor’s role, Stackhouse told Globe staff in an email:

“Anjali will play a pivotal role in crafting and executing the editorial department’s digital strategy, taking the lead on new projects, identifying the best platforms for our content, and helping us all find new ways to make our journalism thrive in the digital realm.”

In addition, Kenny Yum is returning to the Globe as editor of after a stint at the National Post. Yum worked at from 200-2006 before moving to the Post.

Of Yum’s return, Stackhouse wrote:

“A natural leader, Kenny will be responsible for all editorial content that appears on the websites of The Globe and Mail, with a particular emphasis on breaking news. He will be an instrumental member of our strategic team charged with product development and execution within our digital media division. He will also oversee our web core team.”

Jim Sheppard, executive editor of, will take on an expanded role including handling traffic, analysis and management.