As this internship comes to a close, I feel a lot of satisfaction and relief.
This City Paper Internship easily provided the best experience I’ve ever had throughout my journalism education. I got to write a lot of unique and interesting stories, I got to meet a lot of people, I got to see a lot of the city, and most importantly I gained skills as a reporter.
This week was light. I completed my regular five short list entries, and then went to an event for the Critic. I got to see some Improv comedy in Oakland as a part of the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival. It was neat to meet one of the organizers I interviewed – they were very appreciative of the coverage.
That’s my biggest takeaway from the City Paper Internship: When you write for a major publication, people in the community really do care.