About a week ago was my last day as a newsroom intern for WMAR. It’s so, so strange to me that the summer is already over.

I had a great time contributing to the digital team at ABC2 News. I learned a lot about optimizing stories for web and social media, and I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to carry that over to The Towerlight as the semester gets started.

I got to interview a bunch of people and learn so much–and was able to create a bunch of really great stories along the way. It was also nice working in a relatively young newsroom. It gives a guy hope for his career prospects.

While I’ve known for awhile that I can’t be too picky about where I end up when I graduate, my summer with WMAR broadened my prospects even further. As it turns out, working in broadcast isn’t totally mind-numbing and there’s a lot of really cooly potential in digital news. I let the stereotypes about local TV get to me, and I regret not looking into things sooner.

I’m gonna miss hanging out in the newsroom at WMAR and I’m going to miss going out into the field with some truly exceptional reporters. It was an incredible summer.

But, with classes just a few weeks away and our first issue of The Towerlight coming up, it’s time to move onward. Onward to (fingers crossed) another internship, onward to a great year at The Towerlight and onward to my last year as a college student.


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