Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Deep in the heat of summer Colette Maddock stayed cool covering the advent of the summer sport that has winter written all over it: wave skiing. An intern at Skiing Magazine in Boulder, Colorado, she has been covering the environmental impacts of climate change on winter sports, working on the magazine's gear review and writing for the magazine's Web site, SkiingMag.com.
"It's awesome here," she says. "I've been writing a ton of articles and helping to reform the online resort guide. It's been really busy, but it's great."
Her wave skiing piece focused on a team of professional skiers who adapted alpine bindings to the aloha environment. Now they're carving turns and pulling freestyle stunts they had previously only dreamed of.
Photo: Skier Chuck Patterson gets his sea legs/ Mike Jones
Saturday, June 26, 2010
When a tornado shredded an arena in Billings, it was up to UM intern Emerald Gilleran to keep the news relevant to readers of the weekly Billings Outpost. She hustled to the damaged sites, talked to the tornado response team leaders and took a general accounting of damages.
Emerald has become a mainstay on the the front page of the Outpost, with election day and other stories keeping her byline out front.
Photo: Debris wrapped around a tree at MetraPark.Courtesy of NILE
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
What are you covering that raises eyebrows or pulse rates? Let me know so I can share it with others. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
How is your internship going? Let me know what's making you smile and I'll share it. (Let me know via email if things are making you cry, I can't promise to help, but I'll try. Be patient, internet connections are sparse for me.) nadia.white(at)umontana(dot)edu
Photographers -- It's never too early to share the best of what you're shooting. Help me dress up GrizBeat by sending along not too big .jpgs: nadia.white(at)umontana(dot)edu
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
As summer goes by I will post updates about what you and your classmates are doing out there on the road -- so please let me know via email -- email@example.com -- when you have a particularly mind-blowing experience on the job: a front page story or photo, a first multi-media piece posted, you meet a long-time hero or witness history in the making. Please put Internship in the subject line, to make it my priority, and be sure to include links to your work and small .jpgs of your photos.
I will also post reminders about your sole responsibility to the school this summer: About midway through your internship, please submit your midterm evaluation. This is by you, and is an assessment of how your internship is going halfway through. You can find that form and any others you need to get credit for this class by way of a link an the lefthand sidebar or at http://www.jour.umt.edu/current-students/internships. Print it out, fill it in, and fax it to my attention at: 406-243-4650.
As your internship approaches its conclusion, please have your supervisor complete the supervisor’s evaluation. It is also available at the above URL. Please note that you and your supervisor must sign that completed form.
Remember to bring at least three samples of your work. These go into your file and become part of your graduation portfolio. You must have the three forms (Learning Agreement, Mid-Term Evaluation and Supervisors evaluation, plus work samples) to get credit for your internship.
We'll have a couple of photo contests along the way, too, to provide windows into each other’s world. These, of course, aren’t mandatory, but will help keep us all together as summer flies by. Sometime this summer (before the bitter end):
- Send me a picture of yourself that captures you doing your job.
- And send me a news photo that you took that has a story behind it.
- If you have a blog and will be writing about your work experience this summer, please consider sharing that with everyone. Send me the URL and I’ll post it on the blog.
- Every Friday I will post an open thread post. If you are struggling with some aspect of your internship and would like to throw it out to your classmates to help with — story ideas; lousy boss; unfriendly news room; too friendly newsroom, you can post it as a comment to the Open Thread post. Others can then answer you through their own comments.
I will be traveling all of June and July. If you need me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow my blog at http://travelswithjosie.com, if you’d like.
Have a great summer!
Thanks to Mango Media for the graphic.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Montana Standard interns Laura Lundquist and Megan Wyckoff are sandwiched between two groups of dancers at the An Ri Ra festival in Butte. Meg, the shooter on the right, says the shot "marked the end of our festival coverage for the summer (in all we did three) and pretty much the end of our internship." Meg caught these members of the Tiernan Dance Group just before they went on stage.