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Unmaking a murderer
2 years ago

Unmaking a murderer

Reporting on murder without glorifying the killer
The memory puzzle
2 years ago

The memory puzzle

The uncertainty of memory poses a challenge for narrative journalists
A blessed union
2 years ago

A blessed union

By  •  J-Source
Comedy and journalism tie the knot – and what it means for all of us
Changing public perceptions of mental illness
3 years ago

Changing public perceptions of mental illness

By  •  Feature
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
3 years ago

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…
The worrisome 13 per cent
4 years ago

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…
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