Eli J. Ridder is a reporter based in Canada. This page features his work experience.

Reporter Guelph Mercury Tribune
May 2022 – June 2022

  • Guelph-based reporter for the Mercury-Tribune, covering impactful community-focused stories, business news and local politics.
  • Front-page stories diving into the impact of COVID-19 on the city and how the pandemic affected the lives of our neighbors and community leaders.
  • During a six-week internship at the Mercury-Tribune, I received in-depth training on covering breaking news, municipal politics and community stories.
  • Freelanced for the Mercury-Tribune at the outset of the global pandemic, covering the impacts of COVID-19 on the families, businesses and local leaders of Guelph.

News Reporter Humber News
Sept. 2020 – March 2022

  • Daily news reporter for Humber News as part of the winter semester online, covering local, national and breaking news stories as pitched or assigned.
  • Broke exclusive stories and lead coverage on the Ontario college faculty bargaining tensions. Also lead coverage on the use-of-space policy at Humber College that impacted freedom-of-the-press on campus.
  • Covered the 2020 Liberal Leadership Conference, the 2020 U.S. election and other breaking news over the course of my time at Humber College.