Lindsay Jones is The Globe and Mail’s Atlantic reporter based in Halifax. Prior to joining The Globe in 2023, she was a freelance journalist who contributed award-winning feature stories to a number of publications in Canada and the U.S.
Her 2017 investigation What Happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn't end led to the launch of a provincial public inquiry and was nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalists Award.
Lindsay's human-interest narratives are often told through a feminist lens, and shine a light on police accountability and how people are impacted by systems and policies. Her Atavist story The Lives of Others, about two men who were switched at birth in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, was chosen by Longreads’ Best of 2021 features, reprinted in Reader’s Digest International, and nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her reporting has led to more switched-at-birth revelations, and she continues to chronicle the ripple effects of these healthcare mistakes among families in Canada.
Why did you become a journalist?
Storytelling is fundamental to the power of journalism to effect change. This is how I approach my job as a reporter and this is what motivates me to understand, to dig and to ask for the most inconvenient and annoying details.
Years in Journalism
Bachelor of Journalism (Honours), University of King's College
Honours & Awards
2022 written feature finalist for The Globe and Mail Canadian Association of Journalists
2020 community broadcast finalist for CBC News Nova Scotia for Canadian Association of Journalists
2020 finalist for online media as part of Narwhal team for Canadian Association of Journalists
2019 written feature finalist for The Globe and Mail Canadian Association of Journalists
Silver winner of short feature for The Globe and Mail Digital Publishing Awards
2021 Gold winner for best digital editorial package as part of a team with The Narwhal for Digital Publishing Awards
2019 Gold for short feature Globe and Mail at Digital Publishing Awards
2019 Gold for video as part of a Globe and Mail team at Digital Publishing Awards
2022 nominee for short feature writing for Maclean's National Magazine Awards
2022 nominee for investigative reporting Reader's Digest National Magazine Awards
2021 nominee for feature writing for The Narwhal National Magazine Awards
2021 finalist for investigative reporting The Walrus for National Magazine Awards
2021 finalist for photo essay Chatelaine National Magazine Awards
2020 finalist short feature writing for Maclean's National Magazine Awards
2021 Honourable mention for Beth McLaughlin Environmental Journalism Award for The Narwhal, Gold for enterprise / long form Topic.com Atlantic Journalism Awards
2019 Silver feature newspaper The Globe and Mail Atlantic Journalism Awards,
2022 finalist newspaper feature The Globe and Mail Atlantic Journalism Awards
2022 finalist enterprise/long form The Atavist for Atlantic Journalism Awards
2020 honourable mention SABEW as part of Globe and Mail team