Week in WebJune 27th, 2012 at 8:47 am by nicolemandell under Interns
Finally, I get to go to the newsroom! Working in web, especially the 4-8 shift, is really exciting! Although I am self-proclaimed “technically-challenged”, I actually was able to learn how to work all of the systems involved in my responsibilities relatively easily. By the second day I was cutting videos, posting AP stories, and making photo galleries! One of the most interesting aspects so far to me is the complete change of atmosphere from 5-630 (during the nightly newscasts). I loved the vibe of everyone cheering when we got to a story curse or running around frantically trying to get an on-the-scene witness to call in. The craziest day was definitely Friday, as all of the stories were thrown out due to the terrible storm. I got to collect all of the (30) sent in pictures from iReport and quickly make a photo gallery for them so that the reporters could use them on air as evidence for the viewers. Feeling so involved was so much fun, and now I have a whole new respect for getting a story in first. After these weeks I’m definitely going to keep up to date on what I’ve learned, and also attempt to gain further knowledge with programs like photoshop and dreamweaver.