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.