Longform

The inside of the Coast’s small office in Halifax.

Alt-weeklies fight for survival in digital age

Small, locally-focused alt-weeklies have a better shot at staying alive

Nov 26, 2014

Ryan Taylor was in the lockdown area during the Moncton shooting. He, along with 70,000 other Moncton residents, needed updated information to stay safe.

Justin Bourque: Hidden behind a paywall

Should removing a paywall be mandatory during times of crisis?

Nov 26, 2014

Researchers say the Canadian media still portrays people who have mental illness as unpredictable, dangerous and violent.

How the news media treats mental illness

Researchers, journalists debate as stigma persists in Canada’s news

Nov 26, 2014

Halifax as seen from the Halifax Transit Ferry.

Sea level rise in Nova Scotia

Is Halifax the next Atlantis?

Oct 14, 2014

Ben Bonardelli is 17 years old and isn’t trusted by some to speak to the media.

The challenges of covering children

Evaluating the risks journalists take when interviewing children

Apr 7, 2014

Lydia Hood, an Atlantic School of Theology student from Charlotteown, P.E.I, reads obituaries every day.

Obits: celebrating life after death

Vibrant and vital, the obituary page is a memorable read

Apr 7, 2014

Quebec's July 2013 rail disaster has shone a spotlight on the industry.

The Lac-Mégantic scrum: inside the making of a villain

Railroad chairman stumbled in response to crisis

Apr 7, 2014

Broadcast journalism instructor Erin Moore helps a student in the NSCC studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Journalism students need grammar training

The most essential skills are lacking

Apr 7, 2014

John Walker of Halifax has been making films for 38 years.

Whither Canadian documentary films?

Funding cuts, industry changes leave doc makers fearful

Apr 7, 2014

Nicole West talks about healing from a suicide loss, and how she wants to help others.

Reporting suicide: risks and benefits

When reporting on suicide, do journalists consider sensitivity?

Apr 7, 2014