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  • Unmaking a murderer

    Reporting on murder without glorifying the killer
  • The memory puzzle

    The uncertainty of memory poses a challenge for narrative journalists
  • A blessed union

    Comedy and journalism tie the knot – and what it means for all of us
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    Changing public perceptions of mental illness

    Allison Garber was diagnosed in her early 20s, with obsessive-compulsive disorder and general anxiety disorder. Garber was a university-educated, middle-class woman working a prestigious internship in Toronto. On the inside, though, she felt broken and lost. “I was terrified, I…
  • Vanishing City Hall

    Dale Bass started her 45-year journalism career in 1973 at the London Free Press. She remembers a bustling newsroom of 185, with two or three city hall reporters. Bass would sometimes be sent to the municipal Committee of Adjustments, which…
  • Despite newsroom layoffs, great photojournalism can still be seen. Here’s why. Photo courtesy of Patrick Fulgencio.

    Down, but not out of the picture

    Patrick Fulgencio is a journalism student at the University of King’s College, and the photo editor of the Dalhousie Gazette. Despite the discouraging statistics in the article above, he intends to pursue a career in photojournalism after graduation.…
  • Journalists struggle to get Canada’s prison agencies talking. Photo courtesy of Julianne Steeves.

    The right to remain silent?

  • The 13 per cent of adults who don’t follow news at all are almost four million people. By Francesca Handy.

    The worrisome 13 per cent

    By Francesca Handy for The Signal Midafternoon on a Tuesday, the food court in Scotia Square shopping centre in Halifax is full of people sitting alone. Professionals working in the area are on their lunch breaks. If they aren’t only…
  • War correspondents face a lack of mental health resources. Photo courtesy Victoria Walton.

    Untreated trauma

    Victoria Walton is a journalism student at the University of King’s College in Halifax. She is co-president of the King’s Journalism Society, occasionally writes for student publications, and recently started Vic and Ryan Have a Podcast. Victoria enjoys…
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    How can journalists regain society’s trust?

    Delaney MacKay is a journalism student at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is co-president of the King’s Journalism Society. She looks forward to working in the fast paced world of digital reporting and…