Post-Gazette Internship – Week 10!

Monday 7/23 Today, I worked on captions for my Blairsville photos and made edits on my story. To fill up the extra time, I shared a few stories on social media and worked on my book review of The Seventeenth Generation The Lifework of Rabbi Walter Jacob By Eric Lidji. Tuesday 7/24 I had the opportunity to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 4!

Monday 6/11 It was a big day for international news, with the Singapore Summit! This day that will surely go down in history. But now, we wonder, what will come of it? Today, I worked on spreadsheets to organize my larger projects, “Sounds of Pittsburgh” and “PG Vs.” I also did some preliminary research in…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 3!

Monday 6/4 Today, I did a lot of reading and searching for stories through social media and news outlets. I also ended up finding a story that I was able to write from a reporter’s notes who attended the announcement of disaster preparedness community classes by the city of Pittsburgh. Tuesday 6/5 My story wasn’t…

Post-Gazette Internship – Week 2!

Monday 5/28 Happy Memorial Day! I had a nice, sunny holiday off. A few of us attended the Pirates vs. Cubs baseball game at PNC Park. PG Executive Editor David Shribman generously gave a few of the interns nice tickets for the game. Although the Pirates lost, it was still great day to enjoy the…

The Waitress Tales: sexual harassment

March 27, 2018 Sitting in silence at my desk in The Globe office two weeks ago, I read an article in The New York Times that moved me to tears. I was waiting to copy edit our last layout for the evening, well after most of our staff had already left. Instead of doing the…

Welcome to the Post-Gazette!

I began my first week as a Web Desk Intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, May 21. I’ll be working 9:30 a.m- 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. It may be better if I break these posts into daily sections, for a clearer timeline of my activities. So join me in my adventures working at the best…

Practicum – Week 15

Well here we are, in the final stretch. I was really proud of the work our newsroom put together for the final issue. I wrote an article, Dancers balance physical and mental health, where I interviewed a dance professor and five dancers about ways to stay healthy in such a demanding field. The piece totaled around…