Mohamed Hashem

Senior Producer, Middle East Eye

Like many King's students in their final year, Mohamed Hashem sent out resumes early, hoping to score a job before graduation. But as the school year was winding down he hadn't heard anything. So w...

Trevor Murphy

Publicist and Musician

Almost anywhere you look in the Nova Scotia cultural sector, you'll find Trevor Murphy's name. That's no accident: having worked as a music publicist, a radio host and a musician, Trevor's aim is to b...

Jenn Thornhill Verma

Journalist, Author

It was by chance that Jenn Thornhill Verma decided to return to King's after over a decade away. "I was flying and saw an advertisement for the MFA program and I had this idea about digging into this ...

Monica Mutale

Assistant Manager, The Ten Spot / Freelance Journalist

The past year and a half has come with challenges for many, and Monica Mutale is no exception. Having worked in the beauty industry since 2018, including at Kara’s Urban Day Spa and now as assistant...

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 fi...

Stephanie Nolen

Global Health Reporter, The New York Times

This is the same Stephanie Nolen who has won seven National Newspaper Awards, five Amnesty International Media Awards, and numerous other accolades. Her book, 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa, was nomina...

Vanessa Green

Owner, Greenlight Content

Vanessa Green has always been a go-getter. One of her first jobs after graduating was with Yahoo! Canada, which kick-started her editorial career. Before long, she found herself in London, launching t...

Ellery Platts

Journalist

Out of the hundreds of Polaroids taped to her wall Ellery Platts points to one in particular. “It’s a picture of a friend standing on the library steps at King’s,” she explains. “ It was ...

Travis Devonport

Reporter/Photographer

“It’s pretty spooky…” says Travis Devonport. He’s talking about an exhibit he helped put together for 2020’s Hallowe’en at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. It’s a collection of ghost sto...

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 a...

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 commemorat...

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 betw...

Chelcie Soroka

Associate Chief Resident, Dalhousie Psychiatry Postgraduate Program

Chelcie Soroka has been asked the question probably hundreds of times: Why take a journalism degree and then go to medical school? She has perfected the short answer. “I always knew I was going t...

Victoria Foley

Director of Marketing, New England Cancer Specialists; City Councilor, Biddeford, Maine

Victoria Foley had no idea when she was at King’s that a career in politics beckoned from the future. She was just enjoying the Foundation Year Program (FYP) and then, studying journalism. “It ...

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 ...

Emanuella Grinberg

Digital News Writer for CNN

It could be a mass shooting like the one in Las Vegas in the fall of 2017. Or a van plowing into pedestrians along a Toronto street in the spring of 2018. If it is a big story Emanuella Grinberg will ...

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 communi...

Dalia Lourenço

Communications Consultant, United Nations and Career Strategist

Dalia Lourenço found herself in Luanda, the capitol of Angola on the west coast of Africa. She had a contract with the United Nations to help with communications for vaccination programs. One was for...

Adrienne Bernstein

Communications Officer at Teach a Man to Fish

Adrienne Bernstein just wasn’t sure it was the right fit. She landed a job as an editorial assistant at CBC in Toronto right after graduating from King’s. In the fourteen months she was there she ...

Tatiana Kunwongse

Writer, Editor at Wisdom Wide Ltd., Bangkok

“It’s a mouthful,” Tatiana (Tanya) Kunwongse says. “Get ready for it.” Tatiana is about to describe her job in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s a job that has taught her the difference between a...

John MacLean

Lawyer, Nunavut Department of Justice

John MacLean is doing work he never knew he wanted to do, in a place he never knew he wanted to be. He loves both. John is a lawyer with the Legal and Constitutional Law Division of the Nunavut Dep...

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 h...

Alanna Robinson

Legal Counsel

For the past two years, Alanna Robinson has been taking a break from a fifteen-year career in corporate law to be a stay-at-home parent with her two kids, Charlie (3) and Sophie (6), and also to ponde...

Stephanie McGrath

Vice President of Strategy at VERB Interactive

Stephanie McGrath says, “companies and organizations are starting to realize the only way they can reach people is with interesting stories.” And for a content strategist, that’s great news. ...

Arwen Kidd

Project Director, Internews (Sierra Leone) & Multimedia Consultant

Arwen Kidd has never been one to take the easy path. While a student at King’s, she spent a summer in Romania, researching her honours thesis on post-Communist media. A three-month journalism intern...

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...

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 s...

Chad Lucas

Diversity and Equity Advisor, Government of Nova Scotia

Journalist, author and communications advisor Chad Lucas uses storytelling to bring people together. For someone with dreams of being a reporter, Chad Lucas’ working life began exactly where a gr...

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 gi...