Career: Journalism

Lindsay Cameron Wilson

Writer, Host of The Food Podcast

‘Finding the story in the everyday’ is the guiding and core principle of Lindsay Cameron Wilson’s work. As a food writer, recipe developer and host of The Food Podcast, Lindsay has been leaning on this core principle more than ever, with COVID-19…

Stephen Maher

Contributing Editor, Maclean’s Magazine

Throughout his 30-year journalism career, Stephen Maher has relocated several times and worked as a general reporter, restaurant critic, political reporter and magazine correspondant. While his career has continually evolved, one thing that’s held…

Lyndsie Bourgon

Writer, Oral Historian

Lyndsie Bourgon has her writing sights set on poachers. Tree poachers. “Poaching wood around the world is incredibly lucrative,” Lyndsie says, then adds, “but people don’t always pay much attention to it because trees don’t have the same kind of…

Lisa Blackburn

Deputy Mayor of Halifax

Lisa Blackburn stands outside for three hours on a cold December morning as Halifax pauses to remember the horrific events of more than a century ago–the Halifax Explosion. She is here to commemorate. She is here to deliver remarks of remembrance…

Joan Baxter

Author and Journalist

Photo: Joan Baxter in November 2018 in southern Burkina Faso, with Roger Guibre (left), Thierry Bayala (centre), and Armand Bayala (right). Whether it’s reporting on a revolution in Burkina Faso, a failed coup d’état in Cameroon, or the prospect…

Meagan Campbell

Reporter, National Post

To understand how Meagan Campbell managed to land a full time job at a national newspaper just as she graduated, or how she had had a full time position at Maclean’s magazine for three years in between the third and fourth year of her journalism…

Paul Brothers

Anchor/Co-host - The Morning News, Global Halifax

Paul Brothers is nothing if not strategic. He figures out what he wants, then he figures out how to get it. “I had a goal when I was a teenager that I would be on national television as a sports anchor before I turned thirty,” Paul says, a little…

Robert Cribb

Investigative Reporter, Toronto Star

For Robert Cribb, there was never any question. “The only kind of journalism I ever wanted to do was investigative,” he says. True to his word that is exactly what Rob is doing with the Toronto Star. “It’s the kind of journalism that looks at…

Lezlie Lowe

Freelance Journalist and Journalism Instructor

Life has been a series of epiphanies for Lezlie Lowe. There was the one she had while studying in the Contemporary Studies Program (CSP). “I found that I could study philosophy, but I didn’t have to think about or write about old stuff by white…

Marco Chown Oved

Investigative Reporter for Toronto Star

“I’m a little like Forrest Gump,” Marco Chown Oved says with a laugh. He has a point. Marco found himself, again and again, witness to major events. But not just a witness. He has made a career out of documenting them. When Marco graduated from…

Sofia Ortega

Freelance Video Journalist with Associated Press, Mexico

It took a motorcycle accident in Mexico, six weeks of recovery and some soul searching, but Sofia Ortega finally figured it out. “I was having a very nice life making money, but I wasn’t happy.” she says. “I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do. I…

Sherri Borden Colley

Reporter, CBC

“My goal is to provide a place for new voices,” Sherri Borden Colley says, “and to give people the chance to tell their stories.” Sherri is in a unique position to do just that. She is one of only a few black reporters in Nova Scotia. Over the two…

Laura Armstrong

Sports Reporter at the Toronto Star

Laura Armstrong knew it would be tough finding a job in journalism after graduating. “I gave myself five years to find a career in this industry,” she says, knowing that the writing and communications skills she developed at King’s would help her…

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.” It was the feedback, as much as…

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 edits and curates, to be…

Mark DeWolf

Sommelier, Creative Director, Food & Drink, The Saltwire Network

Sommelier Mark DeWolf considers himself a student of both the art and science of wine. “I find learning about the history and culture surrounding wine as compelling as the impact of climate, soil and technology, to be honest,” he explains. Mark…

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 cities that joined to become Thunder Bay. It…

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. It’s the questions…

Starr Cunningham

President and CEO, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Having worked as a producer, reporter and anchor for ATV and CTV for 23 years, it appears that Starr Cunningham’s success as a journalist may have been preordained. As it turns out, Starr had her first byline in fourth grade, as a contributor to…

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 in…

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’s and Dalhousie. She nailed it,…

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 dipped my paddle in the water it was all good.”…

Sam Mednick

Burkina Faso Correspondent for the Associated Press; Freelance Journalist

“My motto is ‘just say yes’,” says Samuelle – Sam – Mednick. Pragmatic and direct, Sam has spent her career following stories across the world. “I never loved school,” says Sam of her high school years in Toronto, “So a general BA would not have…

Jessica Davey-Quantick

Communications Writer and Freelance Journalist

Jessica Davey-Quantick is a force to be reckoned with. Not tied to any specific genre, she has followed her passion for research and storytelling from Halifax to Qatar to Yellowknife. Growing up in Kingston, Ontario, Jessica had worried that her…

Juliet Williams

Associated Press News Editor

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…

Jocelyn Corkum

Studio Director, DHX Media; CBC News

“I remember being 12 years old, watching sports commentators on TV. I thought that was such an amazing job, and at that moment, it was, ‘I want to do that.’ That’s what I wanted to do, and I stayed with it.” Her determination served her well: in…

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 the reciprocal agreement was not yet…

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 it…

Alex 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,…

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 that I can do it,”…

Pete Pachal

Executive Editor, Operations & Strategy at CoinDesk

When Pete Pachal started the one-year Bachelor of Journalism 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 want to work hard, great…

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…

Trevor Adams

Instructor of Meteorology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Trevor Adams is happy to talk weather. “It’s sunny right now,” he says from his Florida home, “but we have a broad low moving north of us that’s been giving us rain for the last few days.” Trevor has been talking weather professionally, as a ‘TV…

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