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The Coast Launches Atlantic Canada's First Ever Smart Phone Film Festival #SPFF

SPFF is an independent festival hosted by The Coast, Halifax's Weekly showcasing films made with smart phones by filmmakers of any caliber. (FULL STORY)
The Coast  |  04-17-2015  11:30 am  |  Press Releases

The Coast Wins CJF Excellence in Journalism Awardnew

The win marks the first time a Nova Scotian organization has ever received the prize from the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
The Coast  |  04-10-2015  1:30 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

"We sell community. We sell connection. That's what a good alt-weekly can still provide to its readership."new

Christine Oreskovich, publisher of The Coast in Halifax, says that strong community ties have helped her publication thrive.
Marketing Magazine  |  05-17-2013  9:42 am  |  Industry News

The Coast Wins Top Investigative Award From Canadian Association of Journalistsnew

Reporter Tim Bousquet earned the 2012 Don McGillivray Award from the Canadian Association of Journalists for his investigation of former Halifax mayor Peter Kelly.
Canadian Journalism Project  |  05-07-2013  1:00 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

The Coast Nominated for Prestigious Michener Awardnew

The Michener Award is one of the highest honors in Canadian journalism.
Michener Awards  |  04-25-2013  1:42 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

The Coast Nominated for Two Atlantic Journalism Awardsnew

Sam Littlefair-Wallace is a finalist in the Feature Writing category. Tim Bousquet is nominated for Enterprise Reporting.
Atlantic Journalism Awards  |  04-09-2013  10:30 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Halifax Mayor Retires in Wake of Investigation by The Coastnew

A 5,000-word investigative piece by The Coast's Tim Bousquet questioned the role of Halifax mayor Peter Kelly as executor of a family friend's will.
The Globe and Mail  |  02-23-2012  3:40 pm  |  Industry News

Halifax Moms Offended by Cover of The Coastnew

This week's cover featured the name of Toronto punk band, Fucked Up.
CBC News  |  10-21-2011  3:56 pm  |  Industry News

The Coast Nominated for Three Atlantic Journalism Awardsnew

Halifax alt-weekly The Coast is nominated for three Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) this year, "showing that it punches above its tiny weight," as news editor Tim Bousquet writes. Winners of the contest, which honors "journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada," will be announced on May 7.
The Coast  |  04-13-2011  8:48 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Coast Publishing Acquires Duly Noted Wedding Magazine

Coast Publishing Limited has purchased Duly Noted Wedding Guide, and will be expanding it immediately, printing 50% more copies and making them available at more distribution points. The first issue under Coast Publishing ownership will appear November 4, 2010. (FULL STORY)
Coast Publishing  |  07-20-2010  10:59 am  |  Press Releases

The Coast Picks Up National and Regional Journalism Awardsnew

Last weekend, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) gave out their annual awards -- dubbed "Canada's only recognition for the best in investigative journalism across the country" -- and The Coast took home a first-place win in the Print Feature category. The award went to Matthieu Aikins' story "Unembedded in Afghanistan," and it was the second CAJ award that Aikins has won in two years. Coast editor Kyle Shaw tells AAN News that the paper's work was also a finalist in two other CAJ categories -- Open Newspaper and Award of Excellence for Student Work. Earlier in May, the Halifax alt-weekly took home four silver awards and one gold in the regional Atlantic Journalism Awards.
Canadian Association of Journalists  |  06-02-2010  10:07 am  |  Honors & Achievements

The Coast Ordered to Name Commenters on Controversial Storynew

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has approved a request by Halifax firefighters to order the alt-weekly to reveal the identities and IP addresses of six people who allegedly defamed them in the comments section of a story about fire department racism. The Coast's editor, Kyle Shaw, says that they'd already booted the commenters from the site, and the paper will comply with the court order. "We thought we'd leave it to the judge," he says. "Are these people who deserve some kind of protection? As ex-members of the Coast community, I don't know their legal standing or my ethical obligation to them." The judge also ruled that Google must provide all information relating to the identity of one person who circulated a letter also alleged to be defamatory.
The Chronicle Herald  |  04-15-2010  1:33 pm  |  Industry News

The Coast Story Wins National Award, Leads to Actionnew

A story written by Matt Aikins about suicides off of Halifax's Macdonald Bridge has been named the best investigative piece by the Canadian Association of Journalists. The piece, "Adam's Fall," also recently won a gold Atlantic Journalism Award for enterprise reporting. Perhaps more importantly, the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission has decided to reverse course and install suicide barriers along the entire length of the bridge, though the commission denies that the Coast's story had any influence on its decision.
Canadian Association of Journalists  |  05-27-2009  8:51 am  |  Honors & Achievements

The Coast Wins Two Atlantic Journalism Awardsnew

Lezlie Lowe's "Chasing Amy" won the Gold award in Feature Writing - Print, and Sue Carter Flinn's "Elementary" won the Gold in Arts & Entertainment Reporting. The Halifax alt-weekly also had finalists in the Feature Writing and Sports Reporting categories. The annual awards honor "excellence in Atlantic Canada journalism."
Atlantic Journalism Awards  |  05-05-2008  8:43 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Serialized Comic in The Coast Leads to Booknew

"Hall of Best Knowledge is several things rolled into one: a bizarre self-help book; an eccentric college text; a guide to life from the unlikeliest of guides. It's hard to categorize (typographical novel? graphic metafiction?), even harder to explain," the National Post reports. The book's creator, Halifax-based graphic designer and artist Ray Fenwick, says the book was originally serialized in the The Coast after being rejected by other newspapers. "They were able to look past its weirdness," he says. The book is available now from Fantagraphics.
The National Post  |  04-17-2008  8:55 am  |  Industry News