My internship experience would have been bland if it had not been for the wonderful people I met along the way. Spending time in productions, promotions, and the newsroom gave me the ability to interact with many different kinds of people and to analyze the relationship between departments. I realized that writing topicals set me up for actual news stories, writing stories made me better with the teleprompter, and my production experiences made be a better producer.
As a production intern, I saw things from the cinematic side. As I transferred to promotions, I learned the importance of branding. Being in the newsroom showed me the importance of accuracy and accountability.
My portfolio is what it is now because of the influence of the professionals at WAVY. Their willingness to teach is something that I will never forget.
Firstly, I owe a big thank you to Stephanie Cooke for choosing me, for giving me the opportunity to find my passion at WAVY. I want to thank Reba Bloom for being the helpful and welcoming person that she is. Thirdly, to Kristen Joyal, for believing in me from the start to my topically terrific finish. To Anita Blanton, for telling me her story which lit a fire in me to be a producer. Last but not least, to Kathryn Havrilla and Meagan Williams who allowed me to write with and learn from them.
My last week at the station was filled with uplifting remarks, “you’re going to be great…can’t wait to see how far you go… I believe in you…I’m here for a reference…can’t wait for you to come back”. Now, I’m going back to school with a more professional attitude, I am ready to work!
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To future interns, you’re in good hands.
Until next time, stay wavy!