Career: Journalism

Stephanie Nolen

Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail

This is the same Stephanie Nolen who has won seven National Newspaper Awards, four Amnesty International Media Awards, and numerous other accolades. Her book, 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa, was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award.  Let’s rewind....

Jonna Brewer

Host of Information Morning, CBC Moncton

A gunman was on the loose. Three RCMP officers were dead, two seriously wounded. Parts of Moncton were in lockdown. The hunt for Justin Bourque was in full swing. It was June 5, 2014.  Jonna Brewer, as host of CBC Radio’s Information Morning...

Michael Dick

Executive Producer, CBC Thunder Bay

When Michael Dick was growing up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, he hadn’t heard the Latin phrase - A posse ad esse - From a possibility to an actuality. It’s the town motto for Fort William, one of the two...

Adam Scotti

Justin Trudeau’s Photographer

Adam Scotti can get as close to history in the making as his wide angle lens will let him. And the pictures he takes tell the story of a new Canadian Prime Minister. Adam is Justin Trudeau’s official photographer. His...

Pete Pachal

Tech Editor, Mashable.com

When Pete Pachal started the one-year bachelor of journalism degree program at King’s, he was immediately struck by the school’s sense of support and community. “Everybody who was there wanted to be there. When you have people who really...

Juliet Williams

AP Correspondent, Sacramento

For more than three months, Juliet Williams rifled through box after box, poring over paper files. She was researching a story on the California government’s failure to adequately track teachers accused of sexual misconduct. The state refused to provide electronic copies...

Leah Collins Lipsett

Freelance Journalist

Leah Collins Lipsett can plunk out a tune on a ukulele, but she is more at home at a piano. She began playing at the age of six and talks proudly of her final recital to earn her Bachelor of Music degree from King...

Liam Hyland

Camera Operator/ENG Technician, CTV National

Liam Hyland hand-delivered his application to former King’s journalism director Kim Kierans, unsure if his high school marks would be good enough. “On paper it may not look great, but if you give me a chance, I’ll show you...

Jocelyn Corkum

Researcher, DHX Media; CBC News

“My final magazine article for Stephen Kimber's class required more than one re-write," Jocelyn Corkum recalls. "On my final draft he wrote, “B” ..good luck at ATV”!” After juggling her final journalism semester around a 40-hour work...

Amy Teitel

Blogger, Vintage Space

Amy Shira Teitel has been fascinated with space since she was seven years old – when she read everything she could about Neil Armstrong’s first journey to the moon and dreamt of becoming an astronaut herself.  With a History of Science...

Ruth Spencer

Senior Editor with New York Magazine’s, The Cut

It was a Sunday night in June 2013. Ruth Spencer was in her tiny New York apartment with a few colleagues from The Guardian US where she was Community Editor. Edward Snowden, the man who had leaked thousands of documents from the American National Security...

Alexander Desiré-Tesar

Assistant Editor, The Walrus Magazine

Since leaving the University of King's College, Alexander Desiré-Tesar has been fortunate enough to work with both Lapham's Quarterly and The Walrus, exploring history and contemporary ideas through journalism. He's also travelled widely, celebrating his past four birthdays...

Emma Teitel

Columnist, Toronto Star

When Emma Teitel compared the Toronto rapper and recording artist Drake to Isabel Archer, the protagonist in Henry James’ novel Portrait of a Lady, she was channeling her time at King’s. Emma made that comparison in Maclean’s magazine. And...

Chad Lucas

Media Relations Advisor, Government of Nova Scotia

For someone with dreams of being a reporter, Chad Lucas’ working life began exactly where a graduate would want to end up. Chad’s four-year journalism degree and combined English honours led him straight into a sportswriter job with the Chronicle Herald,...

Starr Dobson

President and CEO, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Not much rattles Starr Dobson. She had made a career in front of the cameras of ATV and CTV as a reporter and then a host. She’d seen just about everything that could go wrong, go wrong. She was a pro at...

Sam Mednick

Professional Life and Executive Coach, Blueprint Coaching; Journalist, Travel Media Group

“My motto is ‘just say yes’,” says Samuelle – Sam – Mednick. It helps to explain why her journey from the King’s quad to Barcelona, where she now lives and works, has taken her to Fiji, Vancouver, Argentina,...

Angela Chang

Communications Officer, Science East

In her final year at King’s, Angela Chang didn’t know whether she would qualify for her degree by the time semester ended.  She was the first student to attempt a combined degree with Saint Mary’s University, and...

Karen McColl

Freelance Reporter at CBC Yukon

Karen McColl was anxious. She had to find the right gear, contact the right people and she had to find a travelling companion.  She had a little more than a month to do it all. “But,” she says, “Once I...

Adrian Lee

Opinions Editor, Arts and Science Editor at Maclean's Magazine

Adrian Lee knows there is much more of the Canadian story to be told. And as the opinions editor at Maclean’s magazine he can help tell it through the voices not always heard. He says he wants the opinions section, which he...

Mark DeWolf

Sommelier, Manager Custom Content, Food & Drink, The Chronicle Herald

So two economists walk into a bar - “and they walk out sommeliers,” laughs Mark DeWolf. It’s not exactly the way it happened for Mark, but it is pretty close. Mark graduated from King’s he says with &ldquo...

Dorian Geiger

Producer, Al Jazeera Media Network

It was a tense time for Dorian Geiger.  He was living in Doha, Qatar, working for Al Jazeera English. He had written most of a feature article for the website about three families in Hong Kong who had hidden the American whistleblower Edward...

Sarah Fulford

Editor-in-Chief of Toronto Life

Sarah Fulford loved the notes her King’s professors gave her on the bi-weekly essays she had to write. She says, “I was quite bad at the beginning but I was much better by the end because I got such good feedback....

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