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  • jdoubek 3:20 pm on June 29, 2015 Permalink  

    Witnessing History with NPR 

    James hard at work at NPR.

    By Dean’s Intern James Doubek at NPR

    I got to witness two major events in history in one week as part of my internship at NPR.

    I went to the Supreme Court on Thursday. Holding a big microphone, I traveled through the crowd outside of supporters of the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage (and opponents, though they were few). I tried to gather the sound of the moment. The updates came on my phone. “A-C-A is here to stay!” People cheered, reporters flocked to get interviews with spokespeople. (More …)

  • jdoubek 2:33 pm on April 29, 2015 Permalink  

    Journalism Education at NBC 

    James at NBC4

    By Dean’s Intern James Doubek at NBC4 – Washington

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  • jdoubek 10:11 am on February 25, 2015 Permalink  

    Hitting the Ground Running at NBCWashington.com 

    James at NBC Washington

    By Dean’s Intern James Doubek at NBCWashington.com

    My internship is at NBCWashington.com. It’s my first internship in a real newsroom. Both the TV and web teams work out of the same big office space. As you would expect, it’s always active. The assignment editor is always yelling out what he just heard on the police scanner or saw on the wires. Phones constantly ring and multiple televisions are on, most of them tuned to NBC4. Reporters and anchors are always walking (or running) around to get the latest news on the air.

    The web team is a small group of people who put up stories on NBCWashington.com, send push notifications, update social media, upload videos to the website and do everything else that isn’t TV. (More …)

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