Eli Ridder

Advanced Journalism at Humber College, Expected Graduation in Spring 2022

Eli Ridder is a freelance reporter currently based in Toronto, Ontario near Humber College’s North Campus where he is a student in the Advanced Journalism program.

He has reported for the Guelph Mercury Tribune, Humber News, Humber Et Cetera, Guelph Politico and The Avro Post.

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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 write for the Mercury as I continue in my journalism program at Humber College.

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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.

For Humber Et Cetera, I wrote newspaper stories for the weekly edition on an occasional volunter basis. I filed a story just before the coronavirus lockdowns began and more can be found online.

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.

For more information about me, visit this page.