Thursday, April 30, 2015
News networks do hire interns -- notes from a protest gathering
So I found out yesterday that television news networks hire interns. I met one for CBS at the site of the rioting (near the CVS store) in Baltimore (related to Freddie Gray) Wednesday afternoon.
I hope they are paid decently. But what struck me as interesting is the idea that one needs to “intern” to become a journalist.
But Anderson Cooper “paid his dues” as a young man in post-conflict areas in Southeast Asia (he also “interned” at the CIA, according to Wikipedia), and conflict journalism, with all the horrific personal risks today, is one way that happens today.