KSTP 5 Eyewitness News Summer Photojournalist Internship
Each day, I drove my own company car and handled my own camera equipment to conduct interviews and shoot video. I edited packages and VO/SOTs, wrote stories for the web, and created WEB EXTRA packages for the web. It's a bit mind-blowing that my work made the air every day in the large Twin Cities market!
I also worked with WONDERFUL people. They gave me solid, constructive criticism to help me build my skills, and they offered advice about the next steps I should take in my career. My photojournalist buddies also gave me a fantastic compliment: I have "street cred." One of the photojournalists actually approached me and said he was impressed with the work I was doing. He said he has seen a lot of "starry-eyed" female interns come through with aspirations of being a famous face on TV, but they usually don't have the work ethic or skills to back it up. I am just thankful for the opportunity I had to build on my knowledge this summer and meet great people!
A special thank you to Joe Caffrey for hiring and mentoring me and to Brian Stanley for giving an incredible and completely unexpected recommendation on my behalf!