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  • Christine Edmond 8:27 pm on May 3, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: australia, , ,   

    What’s next? 

    Finals are over, but life is not. My internship and classroom experience this semester has taught me a lot about myself and the journalism industry. I desire more internship experiences in a variety of environments. I guess I’m a senior now, so my time is limited. I’ll be in Australia (University of Melbourne) this fall and I plan to pursuit an internship or part-time job in the communications/media industry (20 hour limit, of course).

    I haven’t completed my time at WAMU and will probably not finish until the end of May. There’s still a lot that I have to learn and I’m only going to learn by experiencing.

    I hope that what I’ve accomplished and experienced thus far allows me to create the change that I want to see in the world — or in someone’s life — through the stories I tell. If it wasn’t for this semester, I might still be wandering around to figure out what my next career move should be.

    Now, here I am.

  • Christine Edmond 3:31 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: human interest, , Metro Connection, Toms, ,   

    Creating a better (tom)orrow 

    Working at WAMU and producing material in my Broadcast Journalism class is allowing me to experiment with different sub-cultures of broadcast media. There is the entertainment industry, news, podcasts (an audience for all), sports, and many other things.

    Before I got into Broadcast Journalism, I knew that I did not want to do news. It’s interesting that I’m now interning for the metro’s number one public radio station, bringing you news and stories from the District. (More …)

    • miranda78 7:16 pm on April 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really liked your mini-documentary. Thanks for providing it so we could all listen to it! Great work.

  • Christine Edmond 3:48 am on April 18, 2011 Permalink
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    What Really Matters 

    I had the opportunity to discuss my internship experiences at Freshman Day on Friday. After listening to the other panel members, it hit me. I realized that I was doing the wrong thing. It’s great that I am involved in many things on campus and have the ability to balance it all; however, my focus is not there. (More …)

    • miranda78 5:56 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It is good you made this important realization now and you can try prioritizing for next year what activities and jobs will really focus on your interests. Hope your last couple of days at your internship are good!

  • Christine Edmond 3:20 pm on April 12, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Investigative Journalism, Mayor Gray, , , , , WTOP   

    All of the Possibilites 

    Mayor Gray, along with 40 other individuals, was arrested yesterday (Monday) for protesting on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. On the scene, WAMU had a reporter covering the events for the radio. The story was published on the radio,  via print online, and the reporter ended up on television. (More …)

    • miranda78 5:40 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What an interesting tie between your career and current events!

  • Christine Edmond 9:33 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink

    What every intern should know 

    “No amount of degrees, looks, personality, or connections will get you the most valuable skills in the work place.”

    For every 10 interns, only 1 intern is worth it. How does an intern gain that ‘worth it’ status? What are the most valuable qualities in the work place?

    No worries, I have the answer — or at least I know what I was told.

    General Electric’s Chairman, Jeff Immelt, stated: “In today’s rapidly and ever-changing global business environment, the basis for success is not how much you know, but rather how quickly you can learn. Call it leadership through learning.” GE has identified some key traits for 21st century business leaders: lifelong learner, agility & flexibility, the ability to connect & inspire teams, being globally & culturally intelligent, collaborating and communicating, and leveraging technology.

    Competence and intelligence are more valuable over anything else. The ability to learn information is what a college degree represents. I also like to believe that it’s who you know, not what you know; but it’s also what you can learn. Regardless of how well you know a person, if you are unstable in the workplace, you will easily be replaced.

    The job market is so much more competitive these days because more people are getting college degrees. I may not have my degree yet, but I love to learn and I accept that I am not always right. My co-workers, supervisors, and boss appreciate my work ethics and positive reinforcement is always beneficial.

    • miranda78 1:19 pm on April 6, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great advice! What new skills do you think you are learning at your current internship to help you become an even more competitive candidate for future opportunities?

  • Christine Edmond 2:40 pm on March 29, 2011 Permalink  

    10 Rules of Broadcast Journalism 

    As promised, I have 10 rules that I apply every time I write a news piece for radio. These rules can apply for any speech that is to be presented for a large audience. So, if you ever need to write a press release, listen up!

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    • miranda78 1:30 pm on March 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What a great list of advice. Did you use these rules recently at your internship?

    • Christine Edmond 9:17 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yes! I was actually inspired by a flyer they have posted on the wall detailing some of these items, and some are ones I created myself.

  • Christine Edmond 11:01 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , investigative, , , radio,   

    Investigative Journalism 


    Is it for me?

    I worked on a story with one of the reporters investigating a Washington, DC political figure. It was exciting to research in hopes of discovery, but there are certainly pros and cons that come with investigative journalism. It appears that journalism becomes the search for discovery, with hopes that there is some sort of transparency; and that is certainly one appealing trait of the field.

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    • miranda78 1:58 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s great you got to try out a different type of journalism!

  • Christine Edmond 9:10 am on March 3, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , Purpose, Roles   

    Try something new and KNOW it all. 

    Listen Live!

    First, I want to try something new and add to my interning experience by applying what I am learning to these posts. Not only can you read my blog, but now you have the option to listen while you’re reading everything I’m saying!  (More …)

  • Christine Edmond 4:01 pm on February 15, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: broadcast, , , first, ,   

    But, Why? 

    My first day on the job and I honestly had no idea what I was doing or what I had gotten myself into. All I knew was that I needed some type of experience in the newsroom to understand real journalism and to be taken serious if I decide to go into the field of journalism. I had one of the most  potent conversations about my future that I have ever had with anyone. Dialogue between me and a veteran broadcaster and current employee that I shadowed goes as followed:
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    • Jennifer Carignan 8:48 pm on February 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for a great post, Christine. Sometimes it takes tough questions from others to clarify what you really want and why. This kind of critical thinking and reflection will be very important in your career and your life.

    • miranda78 2:52 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think your blog is a great place to reflect on these issues, and it looks like you are well on your way to figuring things out step-by-step. I am sure your current internship will provide you with even more concrete evidence of why you are attracted to this field.

  • Christine Edmond 7:01 am on February 7, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: charisma, , , npr,   

    Welcome to My World 


    The simple introduction:
    I am a Junior in the School of Communications at American University. I am studying Broadcast Journalism with a double minor in Psychology and Justice. I intern for WAMU 88.5 Radio.

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    • miranda78 2:51 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I love your attitude, and I can’t wait to hear about your first day/week of your internship.

    • Francine Blume 5:55 pm on February 11, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You really have the right approach – you’ve determined to make the most of your internship! What new stories and insights can you share with us now?

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