Award winning journalist, Amy Bridges is determined, passionate and willing to do anything to get the job done.
Dedication, hard work and perseverance have kept her motivated and her passion and creativity fueled and can be seen in the work she has produced.
In 2013, Bridges started the Journalism program at Durham College. During her 2-years she went from reporter for The Chronicle to the Entertainment Editor to the head Digital Editor of the entire website. All while, still reporting, taking photos and video and keeping up a GPA of 4.7. Not only did Bridges write for and maintain The Chronicle website but she also started writing for Missy Ink Magazine. All before she graduated.
“Colour outside the lines”
Throughout her time at Durham College, she interviewed Joe Eppele of the Toronto Argonauts as well as covered the Football 101: Girls got game event with the Toronto Argonauts. Her article on the Football 101 event won the 2015 Best Second-Year Sports Story. She also wrote hard-hitting news including editorials and opinion pieces with lighter news on the entertainment side being added to the mix.
Before she could walk across the stage and receive her diploma, she had to go through an 8-week internship. Bridges landed an internship with Rue Morgue Magazine. In her short 8-weeks as an intern she wrote articles, did interviews, reorganized past issues and redesigned the podcast studio. After her internship Bridges was kept on as a writer.
Bridges is now at Trent University studying Anthropology, Archaeology and Psychology all while still writing and taking photos. Bridges is writing for the Trent Student Blog and is a Photographer for Pride Toronto.
Even though her focus has changed from journalism to archaeology, her passion for writing and photography have not gone anywhere.
Bridges has worked for Rue Morgue Magazine, Missy Ink Magazine, Pride Toronto, Durham College, The Student Life Blog (Trent University), Durham District School Board, SNAP Whitby, TechWyse, TheThings.com and more.