Come help us celebrate our success and hear the backstory of our students’ investigative reporting on the Tainted Water series that dominated headlines across the country earlier this month!
In 2018, King’s School of Journalism joined a national investigative reporting network comprised of students from journalism schools across the country, partnered with professional journalists at media companies across the country.
The Institute for Investigative Journalism spearheaded this massive collaboration, with two King’s Master of Journalism students, Megan O’Toole and Lyndsay Armstrong, participating under the supervision of Faculty member Pauline Dakin. The results of that project were published across the country on Nov. 4, with local reporting appearing in the Star Metro Halifax, The Toronto Star, and on Global News.
The impact has been dramatic. The Nova Scotia government is promising to test water in all schools in the province and put all test findings into an online database available to the public. The series also prompted the NDP to call for lead testing to be made available for free for all Nova Scotians.
On November 20, the School of Journalism will host O’Toole, Armstrong and the IIJ’s Patti Sontag for a talk about their work, their experience of learning to do a national collaborative investigation, and the impact of public interest journalism.
Join us for snacks, and bring your questions!