Post-Gazette Internship – Week 9!

Monday 7/16 Today, I worked on my Sounds of Pittsburgh project with my mentor. I also had a chance to board the largest steamboat ever built, the American Queen. I interviewed an entertainer, a guest and the captain. I wrote a decent-sized story about the docking in Pittsburgh. What a cool opportunity! Tuesday 7/17 Today…

Rollin’ on the river: American Queen steamboat docks on North Shore

July 16, 2018 The largest river steamboat ever built departed Pittsburgh’s North Shore on Monday in a nine-day cruise back to Louisville, Ky. Passengers from the first half of the trip disembarked the American Queen about 9 a.m. Monday after it arrived in Pittsburgh on Sunday night. They had explored riverfront communities from Louisville, including…

Jerry Weber hosts Dollarpalooza record sale

July 12, 2018 Follow my Live Tweet coverage of Jerry Weber’s Dollarpalooza! Hi guys! I'm here at the Irish Center with Jerry, a Pittsburgh legend who kicked off his Dollerpalooza record sale today. Follow my live tweet through this afternoon! #JerrysRecords @PittsburghPG pic.twitter.com/Qx4zsyfogt — Carley Bonk (@carls_marie) July 12, 2018 Jerry is trying to drop…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 8!

Monday 7/9 I started my day finalizing an outline for our Facebook firing story (details to come!) I had a web meeting at 10:30 this morning, where I shared my progress on the Sounds of Pittsburgh project. I also shared some of my notes from the webinar I attended two weeks ago about media tools…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 7!

Monday 7/2 The web interns asked to have a meeting with our supervisor to clarify our roles. I also did some social media digging and worked on my Top Workplaces story. Tuesday 7/3 I had a Sounds of Pittsburgh meeting at 11:30, where I spoke with my photographer to clarify details. I also sat in…

Ice cream shops offer a way to cool down sweltering Pittsburghers

June 30, 2018 When the temperatures rise in Pittsburgh, people find relief in a visit to some of the staple ice cream shops around the city. Page’s Dairy Mart, Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor and Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream were the hot spots to cool down today with a heat index ranging from mid-upper 90s. Page’s…

Randyland, an ever-changing art space with a familiar face

June 29, 2018 Randy Gilson bought his property on Arch Street on the North Side for $11,300 in 1997, according to property records. The property that would have been torn down is now the most colorfully vibrant building in the city, free for the public to enjoy… Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 6!

Monday 6/25 I had off today because I was scheduled a Saturday shift this week. I still tuned in for an hour-long webinar hosted by the Online News Association called How Reporters Can Integrate New Media Tools with Stephanie Arnold. The seminar featured apps and tips for journalists trying to stay organized, accurate and relevant in…

Pittsburgh let the dogs out

June 22, 2018 The dog days of summer don’t officially begin until early July, but it was doggy days Friday at UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center and at the City-County Building. UPMC recognized therapy dogs with a “Silver Paw Award” to mark their fifth year of volunteering at the cancer center. Frankie and Corey, 11-year-old retired…

Kennywood’s Phantom’s Revenge places third in national poll

June 22, 2018 Although Kennywood’s Phantom’s Revenge may be a Pittsburgh favorite, the coaster didn’t quite snag the number one spot in USA Today’s 2018 Reader’s Choice for “Favorite Roller Coaster in America.” USA Today announced the top 10 winners at noon on Friday, selected from the public’s votes. Phantom placed honorably in the third spot…

Good Samaritan finds lost wedding shoe owner through social media

June 20, 2018 Without the help of a social media-savvy good Samaritan, bride-to-be Justyna Ausareny could have been walking down the aisle barefoot. On her way to her final dress fitting last Wednesday, Ms. Ausareny’s fiance, Gordon Bailey, carried the shoes out to the car. In the process of rearranging items in the vehicle, he…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 5!

Monday 6/18 We had a Q&A session with the PG Editorial Director, Kieth Burris this morning to address the Rob Rogers ordeal. I had a meeting today to launch my “Sounds of Pittsburgh” project, an interactive web feature that focuses on the sound and architecture of a few key spots around Pittsburgh. I’ll be working…