I have finished/survived/loved the first 6 days of my internship with the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era.

It is quite amazing the amount of lessons I have learned just this week. I posted a status on Facebook after my first day with a few lessons (airing on the comical side…)


But, in all seriousness, I have been absorbing information right and left. If I’ve gleaned this much after only 6 days, I can barely fathom what I will have by the end of the summer.

One of the most amazing things that I have experienced thus far is being immersed in the news room. It truly is difficult to describe unless you are standing in one, absorbing it. It is a constant hub of activity. Police scanners buzz and chatter rhythmically. Phones ring, sometimes one at a time and others many at once. Editors and reporters call across the room to each other, giving advice and discussing stories.

I do not have a specific desk. At first, I wanted one. But now I’ve come to realize that is it better that I have to migrate each day because I get to be surrounded by the whole spectrum of reporters.

Highlights from my first week:

  • Being thrown into writing stories on literally my first day (no lengthy orientation here!)
  • Meeting so many kind and professional individuals
  • Receiving my photo ID badge – and using it gleefully in the parking garage
  • Covering my first few ‘on location’ stories
  • Using my lblest@lnpnews.com email… just because it exists

This is going to be quite the extraordinary summer.



My first story as an intern (a chicken barbecue. Glamorous, I know. But you gotta start somewhere): http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/849966_Big-Sertoma-Club-chicken-barbecue-beckons-this-weekend-at-Long-s-Park.html

0 thoughts on “WEEK ONE: Check.

  1. Great reading about your first week on the job. I am so happy for you to have this wonderful opportunity to work at something you love doing. Also, the article made my mouth water for that delicious chicken barbecue from Lancaster County.

  2. Hi Lindsey, I really was happy to read about your first week as intern. Great that you are getting to learn so many new things

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