My week in news, oh’ my week in news… I learned so much during my second to last week as an intern at WAVY. As I said before, I highly anticipated spending time in the news department.
Every day I got to go out on a story. Four out of five of these days, I went out with reporter, Jason Marks. I am so grateful for this. Every day I went out with Jason I learned something new, I learned so much about the art of journalism by shadowing him. He even gave me a chance to do a few stand-ups. He made me do them over and over again, and critiqued me as I went. I needed that. I will remember his advice, throughout my career.
Having a chance to work with the photographers was great too. Nick, Greg, Drew, Kenny, and Aaron were all so helpful. It was so cool seeing how fast they can put a package together when needed. It takes me hours to do what they do (I’m working on it though ). On my day out with Greg, I got to do a stand-up during a march in Portsmouth. We had to hop in and out of the truck to follow the protest which was pretty fun, minus the fact that I wore heels the wrong day lol. It was interesting doing a stand-up with such an active and loud background. My new goal is to strengthen my voice and become more comfortable on camera.
At the end of this week, I was more excited about my future than I have ever been. With hard work and dedication I know that I will succeed.