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…

Practicum – Week 14

This week at The Globe turned out really well considering the circumstances we started out with. Our News sections was completely absent of stories other than our typical United Student Government beat. Due to the announcement of the recent presidential election results, we decided to run an accompanying story about the new leadership. I trekked…

Practicum Week 13

We pulled together a great issue at The Globe this week. In receiving the weekly critique from our faculty adviser, Steve Hallock, he didn’t even have any edits for us. On Monday, I contributed to our Globe’s Point about professors trying to keep up with their syllabus despite not having enough time for the amount…

Practicum – Week 12

I contributed a lot of content to The Globe this week. I had a story on the front page, as well as a story in the opinions section and our monthly print of the arts & entertainment section. My front page story cleared some confusion about proper graduation attire under the headline Paylo clarifies dress policy…

Practicum – Week 11

It was a good Monday at The Globe. By 8:00 p.m., Emily and I were copy editing every section except News. I had an initial story for News fall through, so I picked up writing profiles for two United Student Government presidential candidates and one vice presidential candidate instead. Following my interviews I covered my…

A look at a loss of innocence in Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Anyone who has read The Shining by Stephen King could tell you that it’s pretty terrifying to read horror through a child’s perspective. Danny Torrance, a five year old boy who “shines” in his extra-sensory perception and ability to read minds, finds himself in a pretty precarious situation when his abusive, alcoholic father, Jack, loses his job…

Practicum – Week 10

This week was a tough one at The Globe. We don’t have many staff writers at the moment, and this issue was almost entirely written by editors on staff. I wrote/contributed to three articles on Monday. My first article was written from covering an event hosted by Future Educators of America (FEA) called “Spread the…