The Signal is the portal for online student work at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

We focus on producing compelling stories for the people who live, work and play in the Halifax area.

We launched The Signal in September 2015. The content is produced from September to April by students in our Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Journalism programs, and those above first year in our four-year Bachelor of Journalism Honours program.

Most of the news stories are produced by senior undergraduate students in The Signal news reporting workshops, which typically run from November to March. The current workshop supervisor is Terra Tailleur (Oct. 30, 2017 – Feb. 16, 2018).

We welcome all comments.


The Signal was the COPA awardGold Award winner for Best Article or Series (Academic) for Overburdened at the 2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards

The Signal was the COPA awardGold Award winner in the Best Academic Project category at the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards


We are proud partners with Parse.ly and a member of its Young Journalist program.

The Signal is partners with Parse.ly and a member of its Young Journalist Program.