“This internship gave me the confidence I needed to confirm that this is exactly what I want to do. I aspire to be a multimedia journalist and tell stories around the world. At [Maryland Public Television], I was able to assist in producing video for different departments in Maryland that catered to their specific needs and to tell their stories.”
We are excited to feature Nakea Simon as our August intern of the month. This summer, she’s been interning with Maryland Public Television (MPT), where’s had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and apply her journalism skills to different departmental needs. Read on to find out more about her time at MPT.
MPS Journalism: What company are you interning with and what are you responsible for?
NS: Maryland Public Television. I am responsible for logging tape for interviews, editing packages, and researching clients.
MPS Journalism: Why were you interested in working with Maryland Public Broadcasting and has the experience matched your expectations?
NS: Iwas interested in working with MPT because I wanted to grow my skills as a multimedia journalist and I knew MPT would provide me with the opportunities to work with leading professionals in the business to help me grow and learn. The experience thus far has definitely matched my expectations.
Catherine Trifiletti (G’15) Twitter/Instagram handle: @cathtrif // @cathtrifslan “The program gave me the confidence I needed to move forward in the journalism field. Now being a writer, I realize how rare it is to get one on one attention from … Continue reading →
Chealsea Carter (G’15) Twitter/Instagram handle: @Chealsea_C / FB: Chealsea Carter Website: http://chealseacarter.wixsite.com/multimediajournalist “I believe the issue that journalists face the most is being the first one to get the story out there more so than making sure the story is … Continue reading →
Daniel Gomez Twitter: @DannyBoyy2 “A few weeks ago I was asked to write a speech for National Police Week and two days later the congresswoman was reading my speech on the House floor. It was a rewarding feeling, but it also … Continue reading →
Leah Freeman (G’16) Twitter: @leahfreem “One of the reasons that I think I’ve been able to work at such incredible places at a young age is that I’m always willing to try different positions in the newsroom and I rarely … Continue reading →
Courtney Blackann Twitter: @CBlackann “Being able to travel abroad with only two other Full Measure staff was the peak of this experience. Not only did I gain a knowledge of field producing, but I was able to see how important … Continue reading →
Vickey Casey Twitter: Vicas001 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickey-d-casey-41673833/ “Think creatively about the ways your skills could be used. Just because the position is not in a newsroom does not mean there aren’t skills to be learned.” Our April intern of the month … Continue reading →
Arielle Hixson (G’13) Twitter/Instagram handle: @ArielleHixson Website: www.ArielleHixson.com “In the real world sometimes the passion of journalism is lost and what’s important becomes deadlines, awards and sweeps. It’s important to hang onto the thrill of the story instead of getting … Continue reading →
Jefferson James (G’15) Twitter/Instagram: jeffersonstweet / jeffersonsgram Website: linkedin/jefferson-james “The most valuable advice I could offer current students would be to step outside of their comfort zones. For instance, I’d encourage them to take classes and join organizations even beyond … Continue reading →
Kevin O’Brien Twitter: @iamkevinobrien “I chose Georgetown, not only because of all the opportunities available in Washington D.C., but also because the program forces you to develop a wide variety of skills. More than anything, it’s given me confidence when … Continue reading →