Today I found out that I have been offered the internship I was hoping for, at FAIR.org. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting is a media watch group run right here in the city by a small office where I will be interning this summer. I’m very excited, because I think their work is so relevant to my interests and will be crucial to my early formation as a journalist in this rapidly changing industry.
I will let you know how it goes from here. Things have been a grind in the dirt recently and in the last day or so it paid off in major ways. The next couple of weeks are going to be an incredible amount of work, but I’m feeling gratified and capable. We’ll see.
Here’s a great recent example of FAIR reporting, incidentally written by one of my current professors: “An ‘Unqualified’ Success at Media Manipulation.”
They also have a great web radio show which you can find here.
Hello all, I know I’ve been silent a bit but I had spring break and headed up to MA to see the family.
Last weekend we at The Fordham Observer had our biannual Editorial Board elections, in which I applied to the open News Editor slot. We had two Assistant News Editors already but I wasn’t sure if both would apply to be full Editors. They did. But happily I’ve been given the role of Assistant News Editor for next semester.
Issue 5 came out today in print and is being rolled out online, but my pieces in it are only as photography since I had some trouble getting administration to give quotes for my articles. The big one’s been bumped to next issue.
Issue 6 deadline is this Friday and I will have two articles in it along with my photos. One is set to publish online tomorrow/Friday.
Issue 7 will be the last one of the school year and that will be in three weeks. For that I will be stepping into the role of active Assistant News Editor, up from Staff Writer. I’m feeling pretty good.