Alyssa McDonald is a Canadian multimedia journalist who is currently travelling and freelancing from East Africa.
Before moving overseas, she worked for one year as a digital reporter in the prairie city of Regina, SK, writing about current issues on a hyper-local, civic, provincial and national scale.
She enjoys reading the news, traveling as much as possible and never blogging about anything she’s be embarrassed for her Grandma to read.
Alyssa is a graduate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College where she studied journalism and broadcast media; and of the University of Winnipeg where she studied Communications and Human Rights and Global Studies.
She has interned with Journalists for Human Rights at a radio station in Takoradi, Ghana, the news wire, Indo-Asian News Service, in New Delhi, India and Metro Winnipeg while receiving her journalism education.
Some of her professional highlights include reporting from Ampain Refugee Camp, having a digital article reach into the top 10 most read ever on Metro News Canada’s website and filming, producing and writing a ten-minute documentary based on a mobile library project in remote Ghanaian villages called “The Gateway to Knowledge”, which also served as her ‘thesis-style’ project for Creative Communications.
She was a beat reporter for Red River College’s student newspaper The Projector, and has been published in the Winnipeg Free Press, it’s community newspaper The Metro, Hockey Canada‘s website, Speak Magazine, Verge Magazine and many Indian news sources including The Times of India, The Economic Times, Mid-Day, The Deccan Herald and The New Indian Express.