Last week, Leah Maclaren used a free lance piece in the Globe real estate section to market her own home. This week, scandal plagued public editor Sylvia Stead will be writing a note saying that it was all an "unintentional" oversight, even though the Globe was plugging her piece in its front section. Mind you, the fact that Stead is writing this note comes to us via an internal memo by features editor Kevin Siu, so what role Stead had in the decision to recant is debatable. Her job description does not seem to involve a lot of proactivity.
Update: Siu's memo can be found here.