Jocelyn Corkum

Researcher, DHX Media; CBC News

Bachelor of Journalism (Hons.), 1986

I met terrific people from all over the world.

“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 week as ATV’s newest production assistant, Jocelyn remembers the kindness of her professors who helped her toward graduation. After her studies at King’s, Jocelyn Corkum worked in television for over 20 years in news and production as an assistant director, director, producer, supervising producer, creative director and more. She left a wonderful career when her son turned five, diverting her energies into being his mom. Jocelyn went back to work in the industry, this time at CBC, when her son reached high school. She still performs a range of backfill positions with CBC News, moving fluidly between roles such as director, switcher and radio technician as needs arise. Two years after returning to work Corkum also took on the additional job of a political researcher with DHX media’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, “And I love it!”

Jocelyn hails from a small community on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. She remembers her brother dropping her off at King’s in the “big city” of Halifax, not knowing a soul. Her Alexandra Hall roommate was from a small Cape Breton town. They matched perfectly. “Thus began four great years of learning, listening, playing, writing and living. I met terrific people from all over the world,” says Corkum.

Jocelyn’s son is now applying to King’s Journalism, hoping to fuse his love of writing and sports with a career in sports media. Corkum is proud of her son’s decision. “King’s has made an impact on my life,” she reflects, “and on generations to come.”

Posted: Apr. 2016

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