Eli J. Ridder

Advanced Journalism at Humber College, Expected Graduation in Summer 2022

Currently Reporting for the Guelph Mercury Tribune

I am in my third and final year at Humber College for the Advanced Journalism diploma program.

For the winter semester, I am a reporter for Humber News, Humber’s in-house newsroom laboratory.

For the fall semester, I was the Humber Et Cetera News Editor, a copy editor for the OCAA Sweat Magazine and the Executive Editor for the industry-focused Convergence Magazine.

I have reported for the Guelph Mercury Tribune, Guelph Politico and The Avro Post. I have experience in breaking news, politics, daily news, human interest and longform/magazine reporting.

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Humber News

Since September 2019, I have been reporting with Humber News and Humber Et Cetera, the in-house news shops for Humber College’s journalism students.

For Humber News, I was selected to be part of the team covering the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention, gaining experience while covering breaking political news that matters. I filed a story on Friday as well as on Saturday.

Coronavirus Coverage

When the pandemic lockdowns began in March, 2020, I started reporting with the Guelph Mercury Tribune to gain valuable experience. I still occasionally freelance for the Mercury as I continue in my journalism program at Humber College.

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Previous Experience

Amid the Ontario college faculty strike of fall 2017, there wasn’t any dedicated daily news coverage of the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College’s North Campus. I decided then that I would start a hyper-local, campus-focused news site to fill a need for during the strike, but it didn’t end there.

The Avro Post operated from Oct. 16, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2020, and published over 1,000 stories, information briefs and updates that kept the student body informed and engaged in the story of Guelph-Humber and Humber’s North Campus.

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