Thursday, June 14, 2007

Back to Basics...

No, it's not a rip off Christina Aguilera. I, the new media guy, will be doing a print internship at the Hayward Daily Review starting July 2nd. I'm about as nervous as Miss USA during the evening gown portion of the Miss Universe pageant. I'll be, for lack of a better phrase, moving back to basics...

Not only have I not been writing very much in the last six months or so, I've also not been in a fast-paced, breaking news environment for a while. And from what I understand I'm going to be a general assignment/breaking news reporting intern.

I've spent the last year or so honing my multimedia skills because visual storytelling is where my passion is, but I'm worried that I've lost my print-style writing muscle. And when I applied for a multimedia internship within the same newspaper/media company, I was rejected.

The print internship spot opened, and I took it. But I can't help but feel extremely nervous.

Anyone ever experience this?

Posted by Aaron Morrison at 12:27 AM | link

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It's ok Aaron, you're going to be nervous. Just be prepared to work your butt off.

Hit me up, I have a list of the top 200 things you need to know if your AP style book. That's a start.

Posted by Blogger Vdizzle @ 9:29 AM, June 14, 2007 #

You'll be fine. Be sure not to neglect your other skills set(s). Before you know it, they'll be begging you to come back.

Posted by Blogger D. Sands @ 6:01 PM, June 14, 2007 #

Don't be nervous, be excited!

Branching to different sides of the newsroom will do nothing but make you a better multimedia journalist. All of us will be happy to help you - though after a few days, you won't need us.

Buck up, kiddo. It's going to be fine.

Posted by Blogger T Dot @ 5:35 PM, June 15, 2007 #
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