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.

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