Kim Kierans grew up with community newspapers starting as a high school student at the age of 15. She has worked with community newspapers in all three Maritime provinces. For more than 10 years she was an advocate for community journalism sharing stories from the Maritimes on CBC’s Weekend Mornings and the Halifax Chronicle Herald. From the ivory tower as a professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College School of Journalism she follows the changing community journalism scene in the region. She will share her observations and engage you in a conversation about the terrific opportunities for community journalism in Atlantic Canada.