BA (Hons) (Mt.A), MA (SMU)
Dean Jobb has been a full-time faculty member of the School of Journalism since 2004 and teaches newspaper production as well as reporting, writing, and editing for print and online. He is the university’s academic integrity officer for the 2014-15 academic year.
Professor Jobb is the author of seven books and his career in journalism includes 20 years as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Halifax Chronicle Herald. He writes a monthly column on politics in Atlantic Canada as east coast correspondent for the Winnipeg Free Press, and his work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer, Canada’s History, and other major newspapers and magazines. He has also written for the Chicago Tribune, the American Journalism Review, and Northern Ireland’s Belfast Telegraph.
Professor Jobb is a three-time winner of the Atlantic Journalism Award and has been nominated for a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the National Magazine Award. His books have been shortlisted for the National Business Book Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for best Canadian true-crime book. He is a past winner of the Evelyn Richardson Literary Award and the City of Dartmouth Award for nonfiction. Take a look at his website.
- Media Law for Canadian Journalists. 2nd ed. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2011
- Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide. 2nd ed.: Oxford University Press, 2010. (co-author)
- Empire of Deception: The Incredible True Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation,forthcoming in May 2015 from New York’s Algonquin Books and HarperCollins Canada.
- The Cajuns: A People’s Story of Exile and Triumph.Mississauga, John Wiley & Sons, 2005. (Published in Canada as The Acadians: A People’s Story of Exile and Triumph).
- Calculated Risk: Greed, Politics and the Westray Tragedy. Nimbus, 1994.
- Bluenose Justice: True Tales of Mischief, Mayhem and Murder. Pottersfield Press, 1993.
- Crime Wave: Con-men, Rogues and Scoundrels from Nova Scotia’s Past. Pottersfield Press, 1991.
- Shades of Justice: Seven Nova Scotia Murder Cases. Halifax: Nimbus, 1998.
Chapters in books and articles:
- “Nova Scotia’s Village Thibodeau Unites Two Families in Search of Their Past”. In Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History. Andrepoint Publishing, 2014.
- “Bans on Publication and Other Media Restrictions”. InFrom Crime to Punishment: An Introduction to the Criminal Law System, 4th-8th ed., eds Joel E. Pink and David Perrier. Carswell Publishing, 1999-2014.
- “Why We Love to Hate Lawyers”. In Why Good Lawyers Matter, eds. David L. Blaikie, Thomas Cromwell, and Darrel Pink. Irwin Law, 2012.
- “Responsible Communication on Matters of Public Interest: A New Defence Updates Canada’s Defamation Laws”. Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law 3, no. 2 (2010-2011): 195-220.
- “‘The first that ever was publish’d in the Province’: John Bushell’s Halifax Gazette, 1752-1761”. Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Journal 11 (2008).
- “Legal Disaster: Westray and the Justice System”. In The Westray Chronicles: A Case Study in Corporate Crime, ed. Chris McCormick. Fernwood Publishing, 1999.
INTERESTS: Newspapers and the history of the press and journalism; media law and ethics; freedom of the press; crime and justice in Canada; Canadian and American history.