Friday 31 May 2013

Internship - Kingston This Week - Week Three (May 30) Published

I decided to extend this internship one more week so my final day (as an intern) will be May 31.  It'll just give the whole experience balance to end at the end of the month. 

This week was a short one with the Victoria Day stat on Monday.

Events I covered: Police Chief for an afternoon, Pride parade advancer, KASSAA soccer finals,
and the EOSSAA tennis championships.

Stories I wrote: A profile on a local glass framer, the next Bellrock Theatre production, St. John's Anglican church anniversary,

This is what got published (and again, some events/stories were held for next week):


Saturday 25 May 2013

Internship - Kingston This Week - Week Two (May 23) Published

I know I'm repeating myself but week two just flew by.

I'm excited that I'm still being assigned my own stories along with shooting for other reporters.  I'm starting to get recognized at some of the high school sports events now :)

I've lived in Kingston all my life and I find it fascinating that there are so many places I didn't know about.  Did you know that we have a Tennis club and a lawn bowling club? 

Events I covered: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Rolling on the Runway, Science Rendezvous, high school tennis, soccer and track/field, and the Legionnaires Parade.

Stories I wrote: CAA Worst roads campaign, Centennial Ecofair, first time author Jan Miller and the Blue Canoe fundraising campaign.

This is what got published (and again, some events were held for next week):


Friday 17 May 2013

Internship - Kingston This Week - Week One (May 16) Published

So I'm onto my second internship.  This time with the Kingston This Week and it's a four week (unpaid) internship.

It was a bit of an adjustment going from a daily to a weekly paper but the workload was just as challenging, just in different ways.  There are fewer people in the editorial department at the KTW and the focus is more on features and community coverage - which is what I'm interested in right now.  I'm still working on my writing (always room for improvement there) and trying to be creative with my photos.

Events I covered: high school rowing regatta, success by 6 events, mental health conference, trillium gymnastic gala, and high school field lacrosse

Stories I wrote: allergy season and the free high school mental health conference

This is what got published (some events were held for next week):


Sunday 5 May 2013

Internship - Whig Standard Week Three - Published

All done.  Wish I could stay (and get paid) but since I can't - here's a look at my last week of interning with The Kingston Whig-Standard.  I got to shoot more than write but I loved the daily challenge of coming back with something and hope to find a job doing this kind of work, in this area.

Now off to the Kingston This Week for 3 weeks.  I'll keep you posted.


Wednesday 1 May 2013

365 - May 2013

Now the big question is....... will April showers brings May flowers?

I'm finishing up my 3-week internship with the Whig and will be starting one with the Kingston This Week.  I've done lots of high school sports and am looking forward to trying my hand at longer feature writing.

May 1, 2013 - making pottery
May 2, 2013 - mom's garden
May 3, 2013 - Rehearsal in Verona
May 4, 2013 - Costumes for tonights show (May the 4th be with you)
May 5, 2013 - visitor at the high school regatta
*EXTRA* May 5, 2013 - another shot from the water during the regatta
May 6, 2013 - View at internship at KTW
May 7, 2013 -A bit of tension at the high school field lacrosse tournament
May 8, 2013 - Spring is very green
May 9, 2013 - front lawn, from a different view point
May 10, 2013 - rainy day
May 11, 2013 - 1st time at the Drive In this season
May 12, 2013 - Mother's Day
May 13, 2013 - between the trees
May 14, 2013 - Symbiotic relationship?
May 15, 2013 - morning view
May 16, 2013 - repetition of hurdles
May 17, 2013 - Chief for an afternoon
May 18, 2013 - Comfort food
May 19, 2013 - creative light switch
May 20, 2013 - playing with a box
* EXTRA * May 20, 2013 - Victoria Day - residential fireworks
 (since there weren't any displays put on from the city)
May 21, 2013 - On-coming storm
May 22, 2013 - Baltimore Oriole (maybe)
*EXTRA* May 22, 2013 - bunny lane
May 23, 2013 - Waiting to sub in
May 24, 2013 - lots of pink
May 25, 2013 - Brigantine rigging
*EXTRA* May 25, 2013 - Indigo Bunting (maybe)
May 26, 2013 - Sunset in Westbrook
May 27, 2013 - On their lunch break too
May 28, 2013 - window seen in a mac
May 29, 2013 - pastel colours
May 30, 2013 - patterns on the big screens
*EXTRA* May 30, 2013 - downtown in the evening
May 31, 2013 - Fun in the sun at the QECVI grade 8 carnival

continued in 365 - June 2013