Hurtin’ Albertan: The Intern Edition

I tip my hat and it’s good to be back on mountain standard time

I’ve been back in Alberta for the past three weeks, working at Global Edmonton as part of my course credit for school. Six weeks at 40 hours a week = 240 hours. Tagging along with reporters and helping out on their stories. Getting interviews for VO clips and writing the stories. Pitching, researching and chasing. Helping cover the assignment desk.

Mural

Mural on the East side of Global. – k.barnes

In the past three weeks, I’ve learned how to use ENPS (we use iNews/Burli at school) and a bit of Aurora Browse/Edit. I helped out with grabbing interviews and research on “AB Budget Day” at the Legislature and was embargoed– what a day! I was also in the newsroom during the multiple stabbings on the West End. Watching our chopper coverage of the police chase was incredible!

Budget

Tom Vernon interviewing Wildrose leader Danielle Smith at Budget Day in the rotunda. -k.barnes

Still three weeks to go: I’ll be spending more time with the producers, the online team and working on the morning show (overnights!). I can’t wait. ๐Ÿ™‚

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