In 1978, King’s created Atlantic Canada’s only degree program in journalism. In the four decades that followed, the School of Journalism played a leading role in strengthening journalism in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
In 2022, King’s marked a major development in the university’s growth with the creation of the School of Journalism, Writing & Publishing. The school builds on King’s foundation of innovation in journalism and publishing education and cements King’s role as an essential media and publishing sector partner regionally and nationally.
The school houses the King’s journalism undergraduate, advanced and graduate programs, as well as the writing and publishing MFA programs in creative nonfiction and fiction—a hub for journalism, writing and publishing education unique in the region and the country.
King’s prides itself on having been a longstanding leader and partner in the media sector through the School of Journalism. The MFA programs allow King’s to become a partner to the book publishing sector as well. The offerings within the School of Journalism, Writing & Publishing position King’s and its students and alumni to continue making contributions to the media, arts and cultural life of Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and beyond.