Jennifer Therrien – LAST DAY!!!

My last day at the Chamber was bittersweet! I was sad but happy to leave because I knew I would be starting a new chapter of my life. My experience at the Chamber was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I feel like I am walking away with so much. I learned a lot about the PR world and a lot about myself. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Greater Columbus, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

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Cory Veal – Double Internship!

This semester I was assigned to intern with both The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley Administration Office and the NPACE center. I was put to work with both internships immediately after gaining initial contact with them.

With working with The Boys and Girls Clubs last semester in my group communication class, I knew I wanted to intern with them this spring semester. I am also an alumni of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, so i definitely wanted to give back by offering my services to the organization. Once I emailed Raeann (Executive Secretary), she was pleased to learn of my alumni status and immediately wanted to introduce me to the new Chief Executive Officer, Mr.Close.

Mr. Close and I hit it off once we met. Seeing that he had just transferred from the metro Atlanta clubs office, we had much in common to discuss.We talked about my previous club experience and all the staff members we both knew, which was a great walk down memory lane for me. By Wednesday of this week I was assigned my desk and the projects I will be working on this semester.

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As for the NPACE center, I met with my new team this week. We are currently working on PSA’s for all the organizations connected with the CSU communication  department. I am looking forward to  working with the team and learning much more about the NPACE center.

Having previous knowledge with television production, Professor Hart is also assisting me in learning the new format of Final Cut Pro X,  since the last one I used was Final Cut Pro 4. Yikes!!! I hope to gain knowledge of the new format as soon as possible!

I really look forward to all the experience I will gain this semester in PR and media production!

Corinne Fisher- WTVM – Learning from the Best

This week at WTVM, I was able to experience more hands on activity. On Monday, I began using Edius, WTVM’s editing software and pieced together different interviews obtained that day. I also wrote out a script and created a mock package.

On Wednesday, Mackenzie and I went out to shoot interviews. First, we went to Reese Road Elementary and did a story about how they are applying for a contest to win PE Equipment. Girls at the school sang the song they had prepared for the contest. I learned a lot by watching Mackenzie and her interviewing technique. She doesn’t write any questions down to ask the interviewee. I guess they are all already in her head. She does have a way of getting the person to talk though and making sure she has enough footage and the right information. I also was intrigued by the different B-roll shots she decided to take. B-roll means action shots or shots to play while playing the audio from an interview. She got B-roll of the kids dancing, signs on the wall, she got a close up on kids feet while they were playing soccer along with many other shots. After this, we then went back to the station and began editing. Not too long after we had to leave again to obtain another interview. This one was at the Muscogee County School Board building. We interviewed one of the staff members about the sex ed program in Muscogee County and what the curriculum consisted of. When we finished with this, it was back to the station. I was able to work on piecing together the Reese Rd. story on Wednesday as well and incorported B-roll. I am still learning  how to use Edius, but I am pretty sure I still prefer Final Cut. Soon enough, I will learn how to put together an entire package!