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  • Emily Roseman 1:12 am on November 2, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , deadline, , , , religion, , ,   

    The big leagues: By-line and all… 

    Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of my internship thus far, and exciting as well has been editing a package that was featured in both the print and online versions of USA TODAY. I was given the assignment by one of the Video Editing team members I work closely with who has been giving me some helpful tips along the way. She was in need of making the deadline for the next day and we had discussed the original piece during a table discussion at a news meeting earlier in the week. The story would be a centerpiece in the print paper as well has a cover section on the front page. It was my job to take what Shannon had transcribed during the early logging and edit the entire piece from raw footage. I was warned that the piece was shot from a videographer that was new to filming and interviewing since she specialized in writing for paper, not shooting. I quickly learned that this edit would be a challenge but as my first official by-line in the paper and online, I would need to step up and create a solid piece of work for both sections.

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  • Ali Obertubbesing 2:45 pm on July 5, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Jordan, , religion, , Shabbat   

    People Power 

    June 28

                I had an unexpected day off yesterday because there was nothing for me to do at the office, since everyone was making calls and such to finalize the schedule for the multinational camp in Jordan. So, today when I got to the office, I was working on some preparation for activities or presentations that will be included at the camp. For most of the day, this meant research and report writing again. Since the theme of the camp is “people power” I was researching successful people-driven movements. They did not have to be political, since the camp is about making any kind of change, so some of the stories I found were about youth activists that had rallied and made change in their schools or local communities. Mohammed wanted these examples to share with the camp participants to show them that it is possible for them to take action and actually make a change; it is not just an idealistic notion. It was interesting to read about all of the amazing things that youth and ordinary people continue to do for their communities, merely through the power of desire for change.

                Anyway, the most educational part of my day was a bi-national staff meeting in Jerusalem regarding the multinational schedule. (More …)

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