Mike Ellis on Muck Rack

Mike Ellis

South Carolina, USA
Faith Reporter — Greenville News, USA Today
Covers:  crime and court, long-form features, crime, local politics, local news, online journalism, clemson university, anderson sc, easley sc, south carolina
Doesn't Cover: nothing

Faith reporter @GreenvilleNews @IndependentMail & @usatodaynetwork. I believe in future of news. Cover pic kept fresh. Tips? Trivia? ellism@independentmail.com

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I'm a reporter, a writer, a social media hound, a photojournalist and video producer.
I've won awards for my court and crime beat reporting but I also do features and anything that's a good story.
I really believe in the news business and I'm excited every day to tackle the changes.
I work for th...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Lots of jobs at a leading college paper. But post-college I worked at a capital political publication.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A handful of times; I can change a ribbon. But my dad had the Internet in 1985 along with word processing so not so much typewriter.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Always working to get it right, dig deeper and reach people better.

South Carolina Press Association

2013 - Faith beat reporting
Category covers all papers in the state.