Eli J. Ridder

Reporter for hire

Experienced in Breaking News, Politics, Human Interest and Business Reporting.

I am an experienced reporter based in Ontario. I have just completed an internship at the Guelph Mercury Tribune, with my graduation from Humber College’s journalism program around the corner.

Through years of education and work experience, I have become fluent in CP Style, adaptable to a variety of beats and capable of heading deadlines while always improving my craft.

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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Work Samples

Below are several examples of my journalism.

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