Elizabeth turnbull

Hey there! I'm a freelance journalist with reporting experience in the U.S. and the Middle East.  On a typical assignment, I cover stories ranging from breaking news to long-form feature stories. 

I have a passion for covering human-centric issues and doing so consistently. During my time in the Middle East, and working at the Jordan Times, I primarily covered news pertaining to economic, educational, and housing resources available to Syrian and Palestinian refugees in the country. In 2020, I focused on covering the George Floyd protests in Seattle, where my work at the South Seattle Emerald included documenting and writing on the creation and completion of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), covering protests and developments pertaining to the proposal of defunding of the Seattle Police Department, and providing consistent live documentation via Twitter of the Black Lives Matter protests since the Seattle protests began in late May of 2020. 

In college I was awarded the 2020 Pioneer Award in Journalism from the University of Washington in the category of “Ethics, Difference and Equity Journalism,”  the SPJ Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award for in-depth collegiate reporting, and the University of Washington's Journalism Foreign Intrigue Scholarship. During my time reporting for the Jordan Times in 2019, I also conducted an exclusive interview with the then President of the United Nations General Assembly,  María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés.

 For now, I am focused on expanding my professional work  and would love to get in touch!