#myinternship: How Can We Make Internship Programs Better?

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By Karen Fratti Comment

hamsterThis week, Doree Shafrir over at Buzzfeed wrote about the ‘internship hamster wheel,’ especially pervasive in our industry. She continued the discussion on Twitter under #myinternship, where a lot of current and ex-journo interns shared their woes, their ideas for making existing intern programs better, and rethinking the whole system entirely. In addition to being a fun and easy way to engage with her readers, there were some good anecdotes.

Here are some of the highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

How are your interns doing? What would you do to change how interns are used and taught in the newsroom? Continue the conversation at #myinternship and copy us at @10,000 Words

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