Here in the WAVY TV newsroom, I’m learning something new each and every day. After an eventful end to my first week as an intern covering a stabbing in the barracks near Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, this week started a little slow as I moved to shadowing editors. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to edit during the first half of the day; however, once 2:00 hit, editors were given a steady work load of material to edit for the afternoon/evening shows.
The second day I was supposed to shadow editors, I had an opportunity to go out into the field with a photographer to film an interview concerning a missing woman in Suffolk. Upon return to the newsroom, I logged the sound from the interview into the system to make it available for others to use when writing the story.
I spent part of the afternoon learning how to use the FOX and NBC sites to pull video for stories and the remainder working back at the assignment desk to assist with answering phone calls due to the desk being short staffed compared to usual. It was quite an eventful day switching from task to task, and I felt as though I truly helped those in the newsroom.