For the final semester at the University of North Florida I was an intern for WJCT News. As the news intern, I pitched stories, covered events, took photos and made audio recordings that was produced for the radio. I produce either an article for the digital platform and a script for radio twice a week. At this internship, I also worked with the digital editor to post articles through the publishing system directly onto the site. For the radio broadcast side, I worked with several members of the news team to record interviews via phone conversations and also how to use my voice properly for the air.Throughout the internship I gained more confidence to pitch ideas along with creative angles for those that were assigned to me.
For this article I interviewed business owners that were impacted by the partial closure of King Street. While during this article, I took photos for the digital platform slideshow. Along with the written portion and photo gallery, I completed a radio wrap that was embedded into the article. The audio portion was also played for the morning edition of 89.9 FM.
For this article I was able to get a first hand look at how an autonomous vehicle worked. Similarly to other produced articles, I took photos of the vehicle to be used for the slideshow for the public to see.To add to the article, I compile video clips of the vehicles in motion to be edited together for a short video that was embedded into the article. TH video was also seen through the station’s YouTube channel and their social media accounts.
For this article, I worked with an videographer to report on the PETA’s protest against the UniverSoul Circus. While working on this article, I took photos of the model and reached out to the UniverSoul Circus for comment. During the video process, I assisted the videographer with monitoring the audio levels.
I pitched this story idea during the editorial meeting to put a local angle on the proposed daylight saving time change. To make the article during for others that were already published, I looked for a creative source to add a more human element. I decided to interview local photographers that use the beach as a primary location for their clients’ photo shoots. Along with the text, I produced the photos that were used for the slideshow.