My Journey into Public Media 

Hogan, Samantha at CurrentABy Dean’s Intern Samantha Hogan at

Scandal? Innovation? Hillary Clinton?  — That’s just the surface of my semester internship at, a publication that follows public radio, tv and its people, while also a master student in investigative journalism and public affairs.

“Public media” has proven to be a treasure trove of stories, despite the fact that I could barely define it before joining Current.

On day one, I was interviewing the Online News Association’s newest fellow, who was an up-and-coming producer at WNYC, and starting to delve into the nuances of the NPR One app.

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