who I am. What I do.
My name is Emmanuel Morgan and I am a student at Elon University in North Carolina. After graduation in May, I will be interning on the sports desk of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
At Elon, I served as executive director of Elon News Network, where I managed a staff of over 70 people to produce digital coverage through the print and broadcast platforms of Elon's converged student media organization.
I've considered myself a journalist since my sophomore year of high school when I started stringing for a small, local community paper. And in the years since, I've seen my work published in ESPN's The Undefeated and The Charlotte Observer, where I interned in 2017.
This past summer, I was selected by the dean of Elon's School of Communications to represent the school at News21, one of the most prestigious journalism fellowships. While working under Leonard Downie Jr., the former executive editor of The Washington Post, and Jacquee Petchel, a Pulitzer Prize winning editor, I reported on hate crimes across the country with 37 other elite journalism students.
I thrive in multiple environments — including print and digital — and can cover a myriad of different subjects including news, sports, politics and opinions.
My journeys have led me to report on-the-ground in New York City during the 2016 Election Day and Washington D.C. for the Inauguration. I've also been able to cover President Donald Trump, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a litany of other notable figures.
In the future, I hope to be a reporter in a mid-sized market, with aspirations of working for a national publication or website. But ultimately, I want to speak truth to power and tell stories that leave an impact. That's all a journalist can ask for.
At My Best
Growing up in high poverty area, they say they were saved by soccer, faith and a coach
The well-worn soccer goal rests just feet from a church.
For Jah’Qwel Williams, Deron Huggins, and Tyree Watson, their sport, their faith and a chance encounter saved their lives, they say.
Transgender Sex workers experience hate at high rates
LGBTQ advocates say society shuns transgender people from corporate jobs because of their gender identity, forcing them into survival sex work and other means of underground economy. But that places them in a dangerous trade.
Hurricane Florence devastated her hometown, but this Elon freshman has been through worse
As her hometown of Wilmington recovers from heavy destruction, Lilly Santiago uses the tenacity she learned in her previous challenges to continue adjusting to college.
My dreams of Charlotte have gone up in — tear gas
The narrative for this horrible scene stays the same, the only things changing are the names, the places and the hashtags. No matter where this familiar situation occurs — these controversial killings of people who look like me — emotions will always swirl inside.
But now, this venomous snake has slithered into my backyard.
And I hate it.