Internship Diary: Day XVII
(I have been seriously neglecting this blog since I started college but I’ve been ten times worse since I started college. I’m not very good at juggling and I’m afraid this blog felt the brunt of that. So, for that, I apologize. But I should have lots of time to get back to updating this blog this summer, starting in early May when the school year has wrapped.)
I have just two shifts left of my internship and then I’m done. I’m taking a a bus back to City X on Monday. Score. I’m seeing one of my favorite musicians perform on Tuesday night with Jaclyn- it’s going to be amazing. Plus, I’ll get to talk to my classmates about their experiences, talk to my instructors about how things went… and just chill out in my favorite town for a week. Huzzah!
I learned a lot during my internship. I also made some significant decisions about my future and career during the last 4 weeks.
- I’d like to do some sort of photography biz on the side- pets, children, weddings, etc.
- I seriously need to get my driver’s license. Not only do I just need to, I generally just want to.
- When I get too old and out-of-touch to write music and/or entertainment news (which is still my passion, for the record), I want to concentrate on Health. (But I don’t plan on aging past 29, so this shouldn’t be an issue.)
- Different editors want different things. What was drilled into my head during school is necessarily what all editors will be looking for.
- If I ever need a stand-alone photo (which, in my mind, are a waste of time and newspaper page space), find a construction site. Most guys love talking to young, cute reporters half their age and are willing to pose for a photo.
- Newspapers love photos of young, cute children. They make the publication seem family-friendly.
- Small-town newspapers are not my bag, baby. If I’m going to do the Journalism thing, I’m gonna have to get a gig at a large newspaper in the city or at a magazine.
- I do, indeed, plan on taking a Multimedia course after I’m done Journalism. I really want to write for online publications. Even one of the reporters at the newspaper said that was probably a smart move.
- I’m never coming back to Town X ever, ever, ever, ever again. All my friends from high school will be gone and graduated so I really will have no reason to. So, yeah.
- I want to name my son (if I have one, that is) Everett Henry Demetri LastName. (This isn’t really internship-, writing- or career-related but I just thought I would throw that in there, mostly for my own records.)