WAOW summer Quinterns gain wide range of real-world experiences

July 28, 2017 0 Comments
Milica (Mimi) Mitrovic

Milica (Mimi) Mitrovic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milica (Mimi) Mitrovic – This summer I am a Quintern at WAOW Newsline 9 in Wausau. This is my second summer with the television station as news reporter. I had such a great experience last summer, that I knew I needed to come back. I work Monday through Friday with each day starting off with the morning news meeting. I come in each morning with two to three story ideas to pitch to the producers and directors. The one thing that I enjoy so much about this Quinternship is that I am in charge of everything for my story. I’m in charge of setting up the interview, shoot the footage, conduct the interview. I am also responsible for editing and script writing my own stories. I have created numerous VOSOT’s, VO’s, and some packages. I was given the opportunity to go live a couple of times already during the 11 a.m. show.

I will be graduating in August this year, and I know after all my experiences at WAOW, I will contribute great things as a reporter. I learned so much from other reporters, directors, producers and so forth. I am very lucky to have been given another opportunity to work at a great station.

Maddie Mittelsteadt

Maddie Mittelsteadt

Maddie Mittelsteadt

Maddie Mittelsteadt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maddie Mittelsteadt – My Quinternship at Newsline 9 of Wausau has been an absolute privilege. The welcoming atmosphere and helpful coworkers made me feel right at home. I am currently studying Journalism at University of Wisconsin – Madison. I will graduate in 2019 and intend to compliment my major with a business certificate. This Quinternship is everything I could have asked for and more. As I do not have a concrete career path, Newsline 9 catered to my spectrum of interests –  ranging from the field of journalism and communication to sales and promotions.

I appreciate the extensive exposure of the entire Newsline 9 unit. It was beneficial to draw connections and learn all the pieces and parts of the team-oriented industry: Promotions, News, and Sales. First, I worked in the Promotions Department where I gained hands-on experience with several programs. I designed mobile advertisement and assisted the creation of promo videos and daily topicals. In addition, I got a glimpse of the sales branch by shadowing agents. Mid-summer I joined the News Team and now help reporters track the action and dig for details. I have traveled every direction for coverage – I even captured footage from a plane! In the Newsroom, I develop web stories and practice editing and producing. I continue to receive training, effectively filling my tool belt.

I’m beyond thankful for the opportunity to gain “real world” experience through this internship. I enjoy participating behind-the-scenes of the impressive Newsline 9 production. Along with contributing to the company, I have been able to engage in a professional environment, build my community involvement, and advance my career goals.

Camille DuPuis

Camille DuPuis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camille DuPuis – Currently, I am working as a summer Quintern for WAOW Channel 9 in Wausau, Wisconsin. I have been primarily working with the Internet Director, learning how to effectively post stories on social media, and what the techniques are used to do that best. I have learned how using social media for news is different than using it for business promotions, which I had more prior experience with. Justine, the Internet Director, has helped me fine tune my writing to be concise and formatted correctly. I have also learned some journalistic rules in order to make sure everything that is posted or I write is acceptable. In addition, I am also learning “behind-the-scenes” of the website. I can successfully add stories, photos and videos to our website. I also spend time making edits and adding updates to stories, as well as ensuring that everything displays properly on the website.

A few times, I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to practice social media in the field. I have gone with the Internet Director, anchors and reporters out in to the field to live tweet, facilitate Facebook lives, and post photos in order to encourage viewers to watch the full versions of the stories on our newscasts. This has been a really cool opportunity, as I get to meet new people and really understand how the journalists create a story from information they gain in the field.

Overall, I have been gaining incredible experience in so many aspects of news. WAOW has let me try out many different roles, which has been insightful and will help me make choices within my future career goals. I am thankful for the experience and knowledge I have gained in these past several weeks, and I am looking forward to the rest of the summer with Newsline 9!

Katherine Bauer

Katherine Bauer

Katherine Bauer

Katherine Bauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Bauer – I’m a summer Quintern at WAOW in Wausau, Wisconsin. Every day means a new story to report on. From cows to bears, politics and pizza, I’m getting a taste of it all (no pun intended).

I first became interested in working at Newsline 9 after a professor at school told me the internships were “very hands-on.” And he wasn’t kidding. On my second day, I took a camera and drove to a story about an hour away to cover a story. Every day, I set-up interviews, film B-roll, write copy and edit video. I’ve shadowed reporters on their stories, and I’m looking to help produce a newscast in the second half of my internship.

I have been so thankful for the opportunity to work in this newsroom. I fronted my first story in the WAOW newsroom less than an hour after a press conference with Governor Scott Walker, and I went live for the first time out in the rain in Stevens Point at 5 a.m. during Walk-Up Wisconsin. I’m thankful that everyone trusts my ability to deliver a story. The reporters, producers and directors are so supportive and talented. It’s a privilege to learn from such a great team.

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