“The internship with CBS has given me the opportunities that I didn’t have in my previous experiences. It is great to work in an actual newsroom. It also gave me the opportunity to meet some big time journalists such as … Continue reading
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MPS Journalism: What company are you working with and what kind of stories do they work on?
Catherine Trifiletti: Washington Life Magazine is a hyper-local print publication that focuses on the people who make D.C. the powerful and dynamic city it is. For example, this month’s issue highlights 25 local tech entrepreneurs empowering the District through innovation.
“It’s always surprising that on Sundays when I watch the show in the control room (because I’m live-tweeting) and I know that what I’ve just tweeted or seen on the show will become a news story in less than two hours from several other news organizations. It’s still a little crazy to me.”
We are thrilled to share that this Fall semester, MPS Journalism student, Mabinty Quarshie started an internship with NBC’s Meet the Press. Meet the Press is a Political Talk Show that runs on Sunday’s at 9:00am. Her main responsibilities include working on social media marketing campaigns for the show. Part of her duties also include coming up with ideas on how to promote the show to various audiences. We spoke with Mabinty about her experience working at the longest running TV program in history and what her favorite part of the job is.
MPS Journalism: What company are you interning with and what’s the day to day like?
Mabinty Quarshie: I am the social media intern for Meet the Press, the longest-running program in television programming. Meet the Press usually tends to do stories on the latest news in politics and public affairs. But there are segments posted online in which the focus might be on cultural news. For example there was a segment on the local Washington Football team’s name or the shade balls that are being released in California to help with the drought.
This past March, student Emily Codik was hired at Washingtonian Magazine as the arts editor. She now edits the quarterly Welcome Guide and leads arts coverage for the magazine and website. We spoke to Emily about her experience at the Washingtonian and asked her to share some advice on searching for a job or an internship.
MPS Journalism: Tell us about the Washingtonian and what kind of stories do they work on?
Emily Codik: Washingtonian Magazine is a local monthly publication featuring service packages, long form, restaurant reviews, event listings, and more. The magazine also publishes daily blog posts on local news, arts, dining, and fashion at Washingtonian.com.
- Student Mabinty Quarshie was offered a Fall internship with NBC’S Meet the Press, a National Political Program that airs on Sundays.
- Student Catherine Trifiletti was the photographer for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
- Student Joseph El Khawly’s first assignment for Reporting and News Writing was published onGlobal Young Voices.
- Student Jeonghyun (Grace) Kim is now an intern at the United Nations, Department of Public Information and Secretariat, News and Media Division. (06/2015)
- Student Lisa Philip is now an intern at NPR, working on the live midday news showHere and Now. Lisa was also awarded an AAJA-DC Chapter Internship stipend for the summer. (06/2015)
How did partners Mike & Pablo create their cheese empire @FireFlyCheese?
Published by Global Young Voices
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet created a cheese empire from the humble beginnings of their kitchen – but they attribute a big chunk of their success to their weekly visits to farmers’ markets.
Unlike the fancy restaurants and grocery stores that now carry their Firefly Farms’ cheese, it is among the stalls of vegetables and colorful fruit where they test out new products and advertise by word of mouth.
“Every weekend we see what people like and what they don’t – it is like a focus group – we tried new products and modified others,” said Mike Koch on a recent Sunday at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market.
It was more than a decade ago when Firefly Farms started frequenting farmers markets in the D.C. area – 170 miles from their farm in Accident, MD – as a way to connect with the community and introduce what is now an international award-winning handmade artisanal goat cheese made with vegetables enzymes, natural sea salt, organic goat milk and free of additives, preservatives, or stabilizers. Back then they were lucky if they sold 50 pounds of cheese a week.
During Spring semester, MPS Journalism student Ribka Gemilangsari learned firsthand how to monitor breaking news on social media and conduct interviews with different sources. As a news intern at WBAL-TV this Spring she shadowed news crews covering breaking news and conducted beat calls to local police and fire stations. We spoke with Gemilangsari about her experience working for a local TV station and what her favorite part of the job was.
MPS Journalism: Tell us about WBAL-TV and its audience.
Ribka Gemilangsari: This past spring semester, I had a chance to work as a news intern at WBAL-TV, a local TV station and an NBC affiliate in Baltimore, Md. The station’s target audience is residents living in the city of Baltimore and several other counties in Maryland.