My time at USA Today so far has taught me more than I thought I’d ever know about the automotive and food industries. Being able to inform Americans about how events in these industries might affect them is my favorite part.
I can’t really say anything in particular attracted me to USA TODAY NETWORK. I more fell into it because my professor referred me for the internship. I have gotten to cover a variety of news and expand the areas of news I cover. And the best part: I got hired full time!
The Cincinnati Enquirer is my hometown newspaper. It’s a dream come true to write and work with the people whose stories I grew up reading. So far my best accomplishment was when USA Today picked up a short piece I wrote on a fast-food worker’s interaction with a homeless woman that gained national attention across multiple outlets. If I had to describe my experience here in one sentence, it would be: There’s no such thing as a regular day, between press conferences, protests, events and chasing stories, there’s rarely a dull moment, I’m having a blast.
I enjoy being thrown into projects alongside other members of the Sports Media Group. I feel like a true member of the team.
I was attracted to USA TODAY NETWORK because I wanted to write about politics in my home state of Ohio. I had previously interned with USA Today’s politics team, so I knew that the Enquirer was the place to go! I wrote a story about a state bill that threatens trans youth in Ohio. The story got a lot of traction online, and other state and national publications then wrote about the issue. It was great to publish a story that brought a serious issue to light for so many people. I love that I get to experience and write about the crazy world of Ohio politics in the Enquirer’s small but mighty statehouse bureau.
I enjoy the spontaneity of each day and getting to work alongside kind and generous co-workers. I also love being located in NYC because we are located right in Midtown where there’s always fun things to do.
My professors always talked highly about the Cincinnati Enquirer, and some have even worked there themselves. When I got offered this internship I was excited because of how wide a web the company has spread across the country, and now I get to be a part of that network. And, of course, this is an opportunity to learn from top journalists working for one of the largest media groups in the nation. The best part of being a reporting intern is getting to interview and chat with so many interesting people both locally and globally; I’ve talked with administrators for the Reds, athletes from Kenya, the conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, an opera singer from Canada and many other wonderful people. I love sharing individual’s stories and making connections that will help me grow as a journalist and as a global citizen.
I was attracted to USA TODAY NETWORK because I recognized it as a very reputable company, and was also interested in the company’s impressive digital growth and recent business acquisitions. Although my position is under the marketing department, I work in the newsroom and collaborate with journalists to discuss the various marketing strategies to promote their content. From creating my own 360°marketing campaign to working cross functionally with a variety of teams, this internship experience has provided me with so many hands-on projects. It is also fascinating to learn the different facets of advertising in a media company.
My favorite part of this internship is getting the opportunity to work alongside so many different talented people!
My favorite part of the internship has been going out and covering stories! I love interacting with people and just being present during a story!
My favorite part of this internship experience is how much fun it is to experience the wide variety of events there are to cover and to have a growing awareness of all that goes on in our city.
Growing up in Cincinnati, my family always left the Enquirer out on the counter for me to read. Eventually I became a freelancer for the paper and worked my way into an internship. I’ve covered two major sports teams as a beat reporter, just like I would as a full-time sports reporter. This internship is as close to a job as can be!
I was most attracted to USA TODAY NETWORK by the variety of projects and opportunities. We have newspapers everywhere, but we also do everything from podcasts, to video, to online news, and print news. I like how versatile this company is! I can work with most reporters in the room to participate in a variety of journalism projects and really spend time learning exactly how many ways stories can be told. When I first started, I wasn’t sure what I’d be doing, now my favorite part of this experience is how much the internship has adapted to fit my interests.
I love how hands-on my work has been. I’ve talked to a plethora of sources and written on many different topics throughout this summer, as well as worked with so many talented editors and reporters. Through the writing and collaboration, I’ve learned so many invaluable lessons.
My name is Kirk Bado and I’m a Pulliam Fellow on the homepage at the Arizona Republic. While homepage wasn’t my first choice of assignment, I was able to develop, pitch and execute a coverage plan for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and travel up to Nevada to meet the players, league officials and reporters I’ve always admired. It was an invaluable opportunity for me as a reporter to experience the highest levels of my field.