The State Journal has a staff smaller than that of other newsrooms I have worked in, but no matter the size the main goal of a newsroom is to inform and that is what the State Journal does. It knows its audience is intellectual, desires to be informed and is interested in changes the city and surrounding suburbs are facing.
Each day as an intern, no matter where you're located, you learn something new. Whether it's from a mistake, success or something just clicks, there is always room for growth - even for full-time journalists. With each piece I write, I learn and that feeling never gets old.
So far all of my work has been print-based, but I hope to publish at least a few multimedia pieces this summer as well as that is a very big passion of mine. Below are a few articles I have written since the beginning of my internship at the Wisconsin State Journal. For a complete list visit my portfolio or Clippings.me.
It's an exciting time to be a journalist and I am excited to see where this field takes me.
Spoiler: A fun piece on a Madison group that plays with fire - in a safe, controlled manner of course - is coming this weekend! Great photos, by John Hart, will accompany the piece.
Now, read on and give me some page views. Please!