Intern Edition: A Preview

Tomorrow the Fall 2009 National Public Radio interns unleash their semester-long project. Since September, we’ve been providing daily content on our blog. But tomorrow is our crowning achievement.

As a group, we have formed our own version of NPR – the interns have turned into reporters, producers and designers. We learned new programs on the fly (Dalet and Final Cut Pro to name a few). And those of us without a radio background learned to use a Marantz recorder (It just feels a whole lot different from a video camera – surprisingly light).

If you’re asking, “who the heck cares?” Here’s one reason: If you are in  your twenties, have ever been in your twenties or will someday be in your twenties – there is one thing you can relate to in your life: uncertainty. Our pieces, overall theme, and our two show hosts (Annika and Brian) demonstrate that challenging, but awesome time in one’s life when everything hangs in a sort of balance. It’s exciting, scary and can either make us love risk-taking or make us want to vomit. Whatever way you feel, it’s sure to be something you can (will or have) relate(d) to!

Tomorrow, we’ll premiere our multimedia Web site. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say we have a few tricks up our Public Radio sleeves. I’ll be posting the link once our site goes “live,” which should be mid-afternoon. I’m looking forward to a fabulous premiere party with the 40 interns and the rest of the company (who have been invited).

And, if you’d like to help us spread the word, our official hashtag for the event is: #nprinterns. We’d love to see our listeners/viewers engaged in our content. (But we already know you won’t be able to help yourselves…)


About Meg Biallas

Thoughts From A DC Intern Turned DCist. A twenty-something goes beyond traditional tourism to achieve Washingtonian authenticity.
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