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Working behind the scenes at KNBC LA
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Working behind the scenes at KNBC LA

By on Jul 12, 2011

By Chelsea Klement My experience at NBC affiliate, KNBC LA has so far been a complete whirlwind. I have enjoyed the first couple weeks tremendously and feel right at home when it comes to knowing most of the staff and other interns in the department. The department I am interning in is California Nonstop News, [...]

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Wondering about all the retired generals led Boston Globe’s Bender to great story
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Wondering about all the retired generals led Boston Globe’s Bender to great story

In his daily beat coverage at the Pentagon, the Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender noticed that retired generals didn’t disappear to the golf course after hanging up their uniforms. Instead, they were sticking around, this time in the suits of businessmen. Bender is a Loeb Award finalist this year for his story, “From the Pentagon to [...]

Elevating a print story and an intern’s toolbox with video storytelling
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Elevating a print story and an intern’s toolbox with video storytelling

By Salvador Rodriguez This summer has been hit with an epidemic of cybercrime. Hackers all over the world have stood up to the biggest of companies and government organizations, and broken into their systems. This topic has taken over most of the reporting I have done as an intern at the Los Angeles. I’ll even [...]

SB 1070 heats up Arizona business coverage
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SB 1070 heats up Arizona business coverage

As the summer heats up in Arizona the debate over the controversial immigration bill, SB 1070, has kept pace. Federal district court judge  Susan Bolton has until July 29 to make the decision on whether or not the bill is constitutional.  If the bill holds up it will take affect at 12:01 a.m. on July [...]

Co-working trend: From the streets to the newsroom
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Co-working trend: From the streets to the newsroom

The extreme heat rolled into New York City last week and with it came the reminder that the remaining weeks of my internship are running thin. Before the extreme heat made it almost impossible to lug my camera and tripod around the New York City subway system, I covered a story that got me thinking [...]

Split summer: Phoenix Business Journal and Reynolds Center
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Split summer: Phoenix Business Journal and Reynolds Center

My summer as an intern with the Phoenix Business Journal and Reynolds Center started earlier than most … And it has been an interesting eight weeks. I’m a Phoenix native, so no moving or adjusting to a new place was required. But working in business is a jump for me. I’ve covered politics and pubic [...]

Living in San Francisco, loving MarketWatch
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Living in San Francisco, loving MarketWatch

If you want to work at MarketWatch, you better make sure you like babies. Almost everyone here has them, and there’s even a large collage in the kitchen dedicated to cute baby pictures. People take them to sports practices and doctors’ appointments. They get sick. They do cute things. And you have to share these stories and all [...]

Spill coverage reaches far beyond the Gulf
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Spill coverage reaches far beyond the Gulf

Four weeks before my internship began in New York City, British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing seven people and beginning what would become the biggest oil spill in history. Leaving San Francisco, I had no idea how bad the situation was going to get and I wasn’t sure of [...]

Houston, we have success!
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Houston, we have success!

By Salvador Rodriguez   I worked on my first story at the Houston Chronicle, which wound up on the web and then got printed for today’s paper.  It landed as the centerpiece for Pg 3 of the Biz section – a fine place to start I would say. Waste Management announced that their COO was leaving, [...]

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