Hello! I’m Emily Rose Thorne, a writer, editor, and podcast producer currently creating audio for PULP Magazine and keeping up with online & social for The Cluster in the Center for Collaborative Journalism. Previously, I was a John M. Couric Fellow and intern at Georgia Public Broadcasting, a digital intern at Atlanta magazine, and senior editor of Step Up Magazine, a media startup by and for Gen Z.
I’m studying journalism, women’s & gender studies, and English at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where I blended my passions for news literacy and social justice in a formal research project my sophomore year. My paper, Achieving Gender Equity through Gender-Balanced News Coverage and Production, was accepted for presentation at two undergraduate conferences in 2019. I’m also a writing preceptor on campus and a certified peer writing tutor.
Most of my work focuses on women, gender, reproductive politics, and sexual health. These topics can be heavy anywhere, but here in the Southeast, they’re taboo. That’s why I produce a monthly podcast, Between The Bills, for PULP Magazine. BTB gets to the heart of what is happening in reproductive rights in and around Georgia, focusing on those doing the powerful work of keeping rights intact, to ensure our regional voice is included in (inter)national conversations. With theme music from Oakland-based queer synth band GAYmous, the episodes center around social justice, investigative journalism, and intimate conversations.
I’m always looking for writing, editing, and audio production opportunities. Let’s connect!