Learning about radio at NPR

By Dean’s Intern Courtney Rozen at NPR

CournteyatNPRIt’s been a great first month as an intern on NPR’s education desk!

A highlight has been learning how to use NPR’s audio editing software and recording booths. Most of my journalism experience has been web-focused until now (outside of an audio production class I took in undergrad). It’s been great to learn about audio at a company that is a radio powerhouse. I’m looking forward to intern audio bootcamp in November, where I’ll spend a few days learning about recording and editing radio stories with NPR’s staff.

I’m also working on a long-term project with the desk’s full-time intern on career and technical education. I’m learning how to track bills in state legislatures and create a database of stats about the topic. We hope to turn this research into a few web stories for NPR.org by the end of the semester. This has been a great opportunity to learn new reporting skills.

The group of interns is also great. They are mostly graduates from schools across the country. It’s been a great getting to know them. I’m looking forward to the rest of the semester and am grateful to SOC for connecting me with NPR.