Company/Organization: The Record
Mentor(s):Bill Donnellon and John Harrington
Topic of Internship
The Record is an award-winning daily newspaper that serves Bergen County, Passaic County, and surrounding regions of northern New Jersey. It provides a broad spectrum of news and information products to serve the needs of diverse communities all across North Jersey. Located in Hackensack and published by the North Jersey Media Group, The Record is the state’s most honored daily newspaper and has won more prestigious awards than any other newspaper in New Jersey. As the company diversified over the years, the North Jersey Media Group became the hub for news and acquired publications and enterprises.
Summary of Internship
Interning in the business department of The Record, I received plenty of hands-on experience in the field of business journalism. The internship did not consist of busy work or filing papers, but really gave me the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in the journalism industry. I accompanied reporters on interviews, assisted reporters in writing their articles by researching information, attended meetings, and wrote briefs. I received feedback from my mentors that were both constructive and motivating, and the staff in the business department was willing to help in any areas I did not have experience in. My internship has been very rewarding and it has been an opportunity I am glad to have experienced.
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