My name is Bridget Whitfield, I graduated in May 2016 with a Bacholer's Degree in Communications, minoring in Journalism. I'm a former Division 1 athlete for the Saint Peter's Women's Basketball team and was the team captain for three years. I'm an aspiring journalist, with an interest in magazine writing, news reporting, video, video editing, social media marketing, and public relations.
I've recently graduated in June 2017 with my Master of Arts from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism. My experience covering local beats and campus news through my graduate level classes, Jerk Magazine, Eagle News, Syracuse Woman Magazine, and the Newshouse online publication has prepared me to be a strong writer on any given subject and a solid knowledge of which platforms work best for different stories. I began my journey into journalism after receiving my undergraduate degree and have found the passion I haven't been able to find in any other industry. Immersing myself into different communities, going outside my comfort zone by constantly speaking with people that align with a beat, and using various platforms to tell these stories has been a journey, and I’m willing to do anything necessary to continue to grow and learn in the journalism industry.