Nathalie Dortonne


Atlanta, GA

Nathalie Dortonne

Multimedia Journalist


Nathalie Dortonne's Crew Call Interview

Georgia-based production veterans and recent transplants weigh in on the production terrain. Georgia has come a long way since President (then-Governor) Jimmy Carter created our state Film Commission in 1973–the first office of its kind outside of California and a decision inspired by the financial benefits the 1972 filming of Deliverance brought to Georgia.

The dangers of poverty porn

(CNN)It's the time of year when social media is inundated with posts about the importance of being thankful for family, friends and well-being because there are starving children in Africa who wish they had a quarter of your good fortune. Cue the images of an emaciated child with flies buzzing around his face, protruding rib cage, runny nose, and extended hands toward the camera -- also known as poverty porn. Link to Story

The 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964 Documentary

My name is Nathalie Dortonne, and I'm a journalist/filmmaker/photographer. I produced this Freedom Summer Documentary during my internship with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer. Featured in this documentary are Congressman Alcee Hastings, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Congressman Danny Davis.

You Neva Know Short Film

You Neva Know follows three young Black boys growing up in the South Side who unknowingly predict the first Black president of the United States of America.

'The Harvard of Africa'

I logged the interview and wrote the package. Link to Story

A modern twist on Ugandan dishes

I logged the interview and wrote the package Link to Story

Historic preservation's biggest wins and losses for 2015

(CNN)The house of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a famous recording studio and the psychiatric hospital where folk musician Woody Guthrie was treated for Huntington's disease made the National Trust for Historic Preservation's top 10 Wins and Losses List for 2015. For the fourth year in a row, the list compiles 10 historic sites that were either destroyed or saved as a result of local groups' efforts. Link to Story

Breakup service does lovers' dirty work

As the frigid weather gives way to spring, Netflix-and-chill sessions are replaced with outdoor activities, and your winter cuddle buddy may start to lose their appeal. The Canadian duo, Mackenzie and Evan Keast, will cut relations with your significant other -- for a price. Their most popular options, the breakup text and breakup phone call, cost $10 and $29, respectively. Link to Story

Livestreaming tools play new tech role in elections

This story is part of the POLITICO Journalism Institute, a journalism training program offered to students by POLITICO. The program allows students to write, edit and produce news stories. The presidential hopefuls of 2016 will have to navigate new social media terrain to reach millennials this election cycle: the livestream.
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Nathalie Dortonne WUFT News Anchor Reel

I made this anchor reel as an anchor/producer for WUFT NEWS Morning News in 90. A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
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Nathalie Dortonne Photo Portfolio


Don’t Call Me ‘Oreo’ - ONA Student Newsroom

My stomach would do backflips and a knot would form in my throat every time a classmate cupped their hands to the side of their mouths and called me America’s favorite cookie. My family immigrated to Miami in the 1980s from Haiti, the world’s first Black Republic. At the time, Haitians were part of a group called “four H Club” accused of spreading AIDS: hemophiliacs, heroin addicts, homosexuals and Haitians.
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Nathalie Dortonne

Nathalie Dortonne received her Bachelors in Journalism and African American Studies from the University of Florida. Her senior thesis was entitled "Breaking the Mainstream Stereotypes: The Role of Black Women Image Creators."

Nathalie served as a legislative intern in the Florida Capitol under Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed and Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith. Nathalie spent the summer of 2014 in Washington, D.C. as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Congressional intern in Congressman Alcee Hastings office. As a Digital Public Affairs Fellow, Nathalie created content and social media campaigns for The 316 Group. She was a news intern at ABC-affiliate WCJB TV20 in Gainesville, Fla. Nathalie is also the winner of the American Society of News Editors Picture Freedom Contest, 2015 National Association of Black Journalists' Student Multimedia Project Fellowship recipient, 2015 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Collegiate Winner Photography - Single Image & the 2014 recipient of the Radio Television and Digital News Foundation Carole Simpson scholarship. Nathalie participated in the 2015 Politico Journalism Institute, 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference & the 2015 Online News Association student newsroom.

Nathalie worked as a network program scheduler assistant for CNN International/CNN en Español at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta,GA. While at CNN, Nathalie wrote several stories and two African Voices packages. Her viral story about 'The dangers of poverty porn' made the CNN homepage and garnered over a million views within several days. Nathalie was interviewed about her CNN poverty porn story on TBS eFM’s “This Morning,” an English-language radio program in Seoul, South Korea. Past guests included: Malcolm Gladwell (Author of Tipping Point & Outliers), Noam Chomsky (MIT Linguist & Philosopher), Julian Assange (founder of Wikileaks), Jules A. Hoffmann (Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine), Jeremy Rifkin (Economic and social theorist), Alexander Stubb (former Prime Minister of Finland), Jared Diamond (Author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel), Angus Deaton (leading microeconomist), among other notables. She was also interviewed by News Talk 770 - Calgary's Breaking News and Conversation station. Nathalie worked as a marketing assistant for Allied MOXY on the Almost Christmas and Fences campaigns.

Nathalie worked as a director's assistant under Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, Complete Unknown), on the Netflix movie Come Sunday. She worked as a producer's assistant under Mike Elliott on the Netflix movie Honey 4 and Unbroken: Path to Redemption. Recently, Nathalie worked an assistant to line producer Paul Garnes on the TBS show Miracle Workers (S1).

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