Ashley Turner Doyle - The Elements of Journalism

Ashley Turner Doyle is a successful travel writer, photographer and videographer who has done incredible work all over the globe that has earned her recognition as a journalist who knows how to incorporate all of the necessary elements into delivering a compelling story. She is most-known for her work studying mountain gorillas in the jungles of Rwanda and The Republic of Congo; as well as doing a piece on the dabbawala culture in Mumbai, India and at the Chengdu Panda Research Center in China. Her work has appeared on Lonely Planet, The Discovery Channel, Let’s Go travel books, Weekly Reader and many more well-known publications. Below, she shares her basic talents and how they have developed throughout her work.


First things first, the ability to deliver a message can be made most articulately through a well-worded narrative. Ashley Turner Doyle is no stranger to this notion; and writing has been at the core of her work throughout her entire professional career. He is known for being able to convey a vivid image that puts the reader in her shoes and enables them to see what she sees and feel what she feels. Furthermore, Doyle is also an emerging poet who entered her first poetry competition two years ago, and came out with the 2013 Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry.


Ashley Turner Doyle is also a very skilled photographer, and has five Photoburst awards for Photography to back her credentials. When it comes to capturing an image, she feels there are certain aspects required to make that photo most impactful to the viewer. First of all, it is important to use a subject that the viewer can relate to. Doyle finds children to be one of her favorite subjects, as people often tend to think about their own childhoods and how there is similar to different to that of the subject.


Of all the sources of media, video captures the widest range of aesthetic elements. Video includes audio as well as motion pictures that contain the exact sounds and movements of the subjects, saving writers a need to give vivid detail that is already portrayed in the video. Ashley Turner Doyle has captured some incredible moments on video, from sights of rare wildlife to the cultures in inner-city people around the globe. Her videos have been contributed to The Discovery Channel and other media outlets.

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