Student Information

Student Name

Lakia Broadhurst

Email

lakbro@epsd.org

Academy

Law

Internship Information

Company/Organization: The County Seat

Mentor(s):Lauren Zisa

Topic of Internship

Journalism

Background Information

The County Seat is a family-operated newspaper created by the Zisa family. Lauren Zisa is Editior-in Chief and her mother, Gail Zisa, is the Publisher. The staff includes graphic artist, advertising salesmen, writers, and copy editors. The County Seat is sent to people, businesses, and schools in areas such as Hackensack, Maywood, Rochelle Park, Teterboro, Paramus, and Teaneck. The paper delievers information information about the surrounding communiteis twice a month on the 1st and 15th. Also on the 15th there is a Spanish edition released. The paper includes articles, ads, letters to the editior, and a community calendar.

Summary of Internship

As an intern I wrote articles, dropped off newspapers, and kept the office clean. A typical day for me was arriving at 10 am every Thursday and either reporting to my mentor for my daily tasks or whoever else was in the office. The work usually took all day. Most of my work was reasearching and writing articles as well as typing other information into the database for it to be inputed into the paper. So far I have written about 15 articles and 7 have been published. One in particular made the front page. To go into an atmosphere and not really have any background work into what I was doing was tough. I am glad that my mentor accepted me regardless of my lack of experience. With help from my mentor my writing has improved as well as my confidence.

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