Welcome to my online portfolio. I first created this website to share my many experiences as a student, and now, a real-world journalist. As a graduate from the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill, I've learned to push preconceived notions aside and to always seek truth. Now, I am a news producer at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, and I hope to continue to advocate for minorities in and outside of the newsroom.
I believe in diversity. As a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, I believe diversifying media outlets is important. After spending four months studying at City University of London, I also believe diversity is more than skin-deep. I believe perspectives are important and each of us brings something new to the world.
I believe in outreach. The importance of serving the community was instilled in me at a young age. One of my passions is working with children in the education setting. I've volunteered in elementary and middle schools as well as in high school programs. I've spent many afternoons tutoring children in after-school programs. I know the work of a teacher is extremely hard, and I believe in supporting them and supporting students.
I believe in advocating for the underdog. I've learned people want to be heard. They want to feel that their voices matter. Journalism, whether I produce or report, is my way of advocating for the communities I serve.
Finally, I believe we all have our own gifts to offer the world. If I'm in your newsroom, I will be your biggest cheerleader. I will help my coworkers in anyway possible. I do not see my peers as a threat, but as a motivator to keep giving my best to the world. I am here for the good of the group and not invested in my own self-interest.
My portfolio is professional and personal. As I learn more in the newsroom, I hope this collection shows my growth as well.
I can't wait to take you on this ride with me.
Elise Alexandria McGlothian