Hi, I’m Emily Rose. I’m a multimedia journalist pursuing a dual degree in Journalism and Women’s & Gender Studies at Mercer University.

I host and produce a sexual politics podcast, Between The Bills: For Bodies Out Of Control, in collaboration with PULP Magazine. PULP is a multimedia sex, sexuality and reproductive rights publication based out of California, and BTB explores sexual politics in the Southeastern United States to ensure our regional voice is included in national conversations. Particularly, I want to highlight activists, advocates and change-makers in Southern states as a way to dispel negative stereotypes generalizing the entire South as “backwards.” You can listen to Between The Bills on SoundCloud, Spotify, and PULP Mag.

My love for audio grew thanks to Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, which placed me in a full-time newsroom internship with Georgia Public Broadcasting as a 2019 Couric Fellow. My news spots and radio features have aired locally in Middle Georgia and statewide on All Things Considered and On Second Thought talk shows.

I’m also the Digital Editor of The Cluster, Mercer’s award-winning student newspaper, where I manage our website and social media accounts. I previously worked as Staff Writer, Lead News Writer, and News Editor.

Outside of Mercer, I volunteered as Senior Editor of Step Up Magazine from 2017-2019, leading a remote team of over 30 editors in curating content for an empowerment-based media startup. We grew from just a website to an online destination for millennials where everyone can have a voice — all 100+ of our contributors from all over the world.

Right in the middle of my time at Step Up, in summer 2018, I moved to Atlanta to work as a Digital Intern at Atlanta Magazine. Prior to that, I spent a year and a half as a Communications Intern with Girls Rock Athens, a nonprofit empowering women and nonbinary individuals through creative expression, music performance, media literacy and body positivity.

My work in these roles helped me develop my passion for using journalism to normalize gender equity. My undergraduate research focuses on the intersections between gender and media. Last year, my project Achieving Gender Equity Through Gender-Balanced News Coverage and Production was accepted for presentation at two undergraduate conferences.

After graduation in May 2021, I plan to pursue graduate study in a related field while continuing my media and gender research.

I am always seeking writing, editing, and reporting opportunities! I’m partial to the women and gender beat, with additional interest in criminal justice and mental health. Let’s connect!

For Between The Bills podcast: emily@thepulpmag.com
For freelance inquiries: emilyrosethorne.work@gmail.com
For The Cluster: digitaleditorcluster@gmail.com