Team | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST


Julie Lawrence
Julie is the Newsletter Editor at The Coast, responsible for The Coast Daily, the popular morning email that reinvented the old weekly Coast newspaper as a daily publication. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can become one for free by clicking here.
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Martin Bauman
Martin Bauman, The Coast's News & Business Reporter, is an award-winning journalist and interviewer, whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, Capital Daily and Waterloo Region Record, among other places. In 2020, he was named one of five “emergent” nonfiction writers by the RBC Taylor Prize. As host of the Story Untold Podcast, he has interviewed some of Canada's most notable figures, including Paralympian Rick Hansen, cave diver Jill Heinerth and Juno Award-winner Shad. A passionate speaker and mental health advocate, Martin has been a youth panellist for the Canada-wide Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Partnership and bicycled solo across Canada to raise funds for services in his hometown of Waterloo, Ont.
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Christine Oreskovich (on leave 2024)
Christine is the publisher of The Coast. She was one of the founding members of the newspaper in 1993 and has spent her whole career publishing for a Halifax readership. Christine is responsible for the business strategy, community engagement and overall publication sustainability.
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Kyle Shaw
Kyle is the editor and acting publisher of The Coast. He was a founding member of the newspaper in 1993 and was the paper’s first publisher. Kyle occasionally teaches creative nonfiction and copywriting at the University of King’s College School of Journalism.
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Matt Stickland
Matt spent 10 years in the Navy where he deployed to Libya with HMCS Charlottetown and then became a submariner until “retiring” in 2018. In 2019 he completed his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College. He ran his own municipal paper for over a year,, before joining The Coast as a news reporter. Matt is an almost-award-winning opinion writer.
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Lauren Phillips
Lauren Phillips is The Coast’s Education Reporter, a position created in September 2023 with support from the Local Journalism Initiative. Lauren is a graduate of the journalism program at the University of King’s College, and before joining The Coast had written on education and sports at Dal News and Saint Mary's Athletics for over two years.
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Marty Sills
Marty, The Coast’s Senior Account Executive, has over 30 years experience in media sales with a background selling print, radio, TV, digital and Out Of Home advertising. He’s made his home in Halifax since 2009 after moving here from the west coast. Marty is an avid music fan with many connections in the local music scene.
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