Working at a professional publication is the most valuable experience an aspiring journalist can have. An internship at a daily newspaper provides insight into the operation of a news organization, the role of a newspaper in a community and the stresses of working in a place governed by dollars and deadlines. More importantly, it provides practical experience in gathering, writing and reporting the news. For this reason, I chose to extend my internship at The Olympian for my Honors project. I worked 160 hours at the newspaper, hours that turned out to be both more valuable and more rewarding than I had ever anticipated. In that time, 1 was able to v/rite an A1 story, deal successfully with a source worried about the angle of an article and assist in localizing national news stories - rather than being relegated to community-only news. The following pages contain reports that detail my experiences and insights at the newspaper each week, as well as examples of my published work.
Josephson, Leanne, "700 Inches on the Media" (2003). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 288.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Reporters and reporting--Washington (State)--Olympia; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Press coverage; Political prisoners--United States; Internship programs--Washington (State)--Olympia
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
United States. Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001
Olympia (Wash.); United States
student projects; term papers
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