King's Program: 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....

Shauntay Grant

Lecturer, Department of English, Dalhousie University

In a verse penned some time ago, Shauntay Grant writes, ”My mother says when I was young I'd follow her, room-to-room, asking the same question: 'Why'? I think that ever since I've been asking. I hope I never find the answers....

Andrew Murphy

Director of Programming, Inside Out

Andrew Murphy still gets chills when he thinks about it. It was at the 2014 Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto. Andrew, as Director of Programming for the LGBT focused festival had brought in the film Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine. The capacity...

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...

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...

Arwen Kidd

Communicating with Communities specialist, UN Refugee Agency

When a humanitarian disaster happens, the people affected need more than just the physical necessities. They need information. Where can they find accommodation? How do they register with the police? When is it safe to return home? That’s where Arwen Kidd comes...

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...

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...

Patric Senson

Lawyer, Phillips Gill LLP

Sit down with Patric Senson for even five minutes and you’ll hear at least one story, if not three. Or four. He’ll tell you stories about working with CBC Radio as a science journalist for a decade. He’ll...

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...

Catharina de Waal

Account Executive, Evolution PR; Co-Founder, Northgate Speed Skating Club

Catharina de Waal is driven by career and passion. She works at a boutique public relations firm in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she's already earned a promotion. Prior to joining the firm, she worked on government contracts, helping establish the South Africa-Canada Chamber...

Wanda Taylor

Author

“I still feel like a teenager! When I tell people I have two granddaughters (age one and two) they think I'm joking.” With four children, two granddaughters, multiple degrees and several awards and projects to her name, Wanda Taylor has already...

Amber MacArthur

Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Keynote Speaker, and TV/Radio Host

How do you go from a two-room schoolhouse in rural PEI to becoming a leading voice in new media and technology? According to Amber MacArthur, even just one year at the University of King’s College makes all the difference. Described by Canadian...

Chris Putnam

Communications Officer, University of Saskatchewan

Chris Putnam has a job tailor made for the curious. He’s a communications officer at the University of Saskatchewan. One of his responsibilities is to profile researchers engaged in fascinating work. “Everyone’s got a story and a personality,”...

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...

Jessica Davey-Quantick

Master's in Cultural Studies, Queen’s University

The assignment was to do a food review for the magazine she was editing called Time Out Doha. The venue, the new Gordon Ramsay restaurant at the St. Regis in Doha, capitol city of Qatar. The food was sublime, but a bit pricey. &ldquo...

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,...

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...

Monica Mutale

Chair, African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes

Monica Mutale began her Journalism studies at King’s uncertain about the industry and her future. Since graduating into the workforce, Monica has come to this realization: “the future is bright, and I have many opportunities because of the training that I...

Lindsay Cameron Wilson

Writer, Host of Love Food and The Food Podcast

“For me,” says Lindsay Cameron Wilson “a recipe is never just a recipe. It’s a neighbourhood. It’s a family. It’s a story.” And she tells those stories on her cooking show Love Food ...

Barb Stegemann

Author and Social Business Innovator

When King's grad Barb Stegemann won the chance to make her pitch on the CBC-TV program Dragons' Den, she drew upon her experiences at King's and ended up becoming the first woman from Atlantic Canada to score a deal on the...

Stephanie McGrath

Director, Content Strategy at NATIONAL Public Relations

Stephanie McGrath says, “companies and organizations are starting to realize the only way they can reach people is with interesting stories.” And for a content strategist, that’s great news. Stephanie works for NATIONAL, the largest public relations consultancy in Canada....

Abdul Somed Shahadu

Master in International Development, Dalhousie University

In a small village in northern Ghana where food is sometimes scarce, where life is sometimes short, where girls traditionally can’t go to school, there is a plot of land. If Shahadu Abdul Somed gets his way that plot of land...

Robyn Tingley

Founder, GlassSKY

Robyn Tingley had just finished an internship with Elle Magazine in Manhattan when professor of journalism Stephen Kimber introduced her to job recruiters at NBTel. She was offered a job in public relations, straight out of the BJ program. She would spend 11 years there. ...

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...

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...

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...

Alanna Robinson

Legal Counsel, Hewlett Packard (Canada) Co

Sometimes when Alanna Robinson walks into a high level meeting – she’s legal counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Canada) Co – when she walks in she’ll just start chatting with whomever is there, building rapport, making connections, being friendly.  ...

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...

Marie-France Leblanc

CEO at Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Marie-France LeBlanc was still new to the world of public relations in 1995. She had worked as a journalist with the CBC right after graduating from King’s, but an opportunity to work with the media on behalf of the Prime Minister’s...

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...

John MacLean

Lawyer, Nunavut Department of Justice

John MacLean is doing work he never knew he wanted to do, in a place he never knew he wanted to be. He loves both. John is a lawyer with the Legal and Constitutional Law Division of the Nunavut Department of Justice in Iqaluit,...

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...

Miriam Toews

Novelist

“I was a poor, young Mennonite woman from the Prairies with little children. I was of no account to the world. I was nothing.” That could so easily be the beginning of a novel. But it is not. It is Miriam Toews...

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