My internship schedule for this fall will be 4 PM – 12 AM Thursdays and Fridays. Last Thursday, I shadowed producers for the 5 and 6 PM newscasts as well as the 10 and 11 PM newscasts. I got a crash course in their software, as well as how they manage time during live broadcasts. I also got to keep the time for the 10 PM show, which was a great way for me to start familiarizing myself with how the show runs every day.
On Friday, I accompanied Brooke, one of the sports reporters, to high school football games. I took down stats while she recorded the game, and I cut those clips into highlights using Final Cut while we were in the car. It was very fast-paced, but experience is the best teacher. I’m looking forward to sharpening my editing skills and learning more about production in the coming weeks.