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Today’s journalism more erroneous?

The most surprising thing I’ve learned about journalism through my internships: The student-ran daily publication I worked at in college is more efficient than a lot of real-life newspapers.  What do I mean by efficient? Well, in college, when I … Continue reading

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Looking for a job? Look beyond the Internet

I was watching a local news station the other night when a segment aired about a man who had applied to thousands of jobs online with no result. His confidence had been diminished; he had no idea what to do … Continue reading

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Covering football

Last Saturday, I wrote my first sports piece for the publication where I intern. I had covered sporting events before for other publications, but this was the first time I had done so at a collegiate level. I wasn’t very … Continue reading

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Rediscovering what leads are all about

When I reached the midpoint of my internship last week, my editor sat me down to discuss my work thus far. Although she said my articles had been great, she pointed out one rather embarrassing problem: the leads. As a … Continue reading

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Back into the transitional beyond

This week’s assignment for class was to speak to our internship employer about our performance thus far and to find out if there are any employment opportunities down the road. I haven’t done this yet — I’m meeting with one … Continue reading

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Editorial meetings

Although I’ve learned a huge amount from my internship while working in the field, some of the most stimulating and educative experiences have been the weekly editorial meetings. There, I really get a chance to interact with my colleagues, giving … Continue reading

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Personality test

What I found most interesting about my personality “type,” as well as the information I found online concerning it, was how accurate it seems to fit me. I normally don’t buy into tests like these that generalize people by their … Continue reading

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