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One of the more personal parts of WAVY is their Instagram account. Whenever a new team member is hired, Taylor O’Bier gets together with them to have them introduce themselves on WAVY’s Instagram story. Usually I’m not here when the newer hire’s shifts are but I shifted my hours on Wednesdays. Now I get to see the magic. 

Brett Hall, one of the new reporters got a chance to introduce himself today. He’s been at WAVY three weeks but he was able to give us a few of his favorite things about Hampton Roads. Working with Taylor on creating the question ideas for Brett was super fun and I’m glad I was able to get some experience doing that. Normally when I do my own social media managing for the Oyster Pointer I just focus on linking posts to their Facebook and Twitter with the occasional Instagram post. Now I can see more possibilities, especially with Instagram. I can actually add to our story and maybe do some spotlights on the people that work there.

Another cool thing that I got to see this week at WAVY was the hustle and bustle that takes place in the later half of the day. I’m usually in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. but now on Wednesdays I’ll be in from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seeing how the later half gets a lot more hectic than the morning was really interesting and I felt like I could keep up with the faster pace despite feeling a bit overwhelmed at first. 

My time at WAVY is quickly coming to an end but I find myself really wishing I could just stay forever at the web desk. There’s still time to get those last minute photo ops and resume experiences in and I intend to soak up as much as I can before it’s time to go.  

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