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Ellie McKinnell

Multimedia Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I work at My London news writing both news and features.
I gained a gold standard NCTJ diploma with News Associates, including 100wpm shorthand.
I have experience working at lifestyle magazines including Good Housekeeping, Stylist, The Times Magazine and The Mirror's weekend supplements, as well as home news at The Telegraph, a London news agency and local newspaper, The South West Londoner.
I have an interest in features and human interest stories, food, beauty and lifestyle writing.

Portfolio
getwestlondon
04/29/2019
'Dear Londoners, you need to grow up now - for your own sake'

London is a weird bubble in many respects - politically, socially and culturally. That's not to say it isn't a wonderful city, but it's important to try to get out of the bubble and see that where you are in life is very different from your peers across the rest of the country and that you have some catching up to do.

getwestlondon
06/12/2019
'I had my first drink at 13 and was immediately addicted'

Three years ago Aoife Bell hit rock bottom. She was in her third year at university but had to live at home for a while, and this seemingly insignificant move led her on a downward spiral into a deep depression.

The Telegraph
06/03/2019
My epilepsy was dismissed as teenage angst

Journalist Cassandra Jardine was the linchpin of the Telegraph features desk for 23 years. She died in 2012, and together with Cass's husband, William Chubb, we launched the Cassandra Jardine Memorial Prize, open to women writers aged between 18 and 25. This article is this year's runner-up.

getwestlondon
07/07/2019
The 11 London museum exhibitions you have to visit this summer

London is unquestionably one of the major cultural hubs of the world. With its huge number of museums you'll never run out of things to do, but have you ever been to an exhibition in London? They're somehow more special, bringing together special collections of paintings, artefacts and more - often pieces that may never have been in the same room before.

South West Londoner
01/24/2019
'The time to act is now': Tooting campaigner calls for better support for people with eating...

A Tooting resident launched the campaign #DumpTheScales 6 months ago and has gained huge support with 67,000 signatures on her petition and an Early Day Motion tabled by 31 MPs. Hope Virgo, 27, started the campaign after being told she wasn't eligible for support with her eating disorder because she wasn't thin enough, and has since spoken to many others who've had the same experience.

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