Sunday, September 12, 2010
I'm currently a week into a two-week stint interning at the ABC's Northbourne office here in Canberra. While at times frustratingly dull (there has been a lot of sitting around doing nothing), the experience so far has been quite illuminating in seeing how things work in the real world as opposed to breezy university world where you literally have weeks to come up with a story. So far I've sat in on morning radio programs, interviewed and cut stories for radio, written news stories for the hourly bulletins, spent time in the Raiders' gym for a sports story (where I couldn't keep a straight face because I felt like I was in a real-life porn film), met the wonderful Virginia Haussegger, sat with her in the studio as the 7pm bulletin was going to air, and nabbed my first ever freebie bag (a sack full of Garnier products from the Floriade media launch). So far so good I guess. Here's hoping this next week goes well!
[I love this Special Report editorial with Hilary Rhoda. Fitting, no? Plus we pretty much have the same colouring and eyebrows]