Two Haldane Seniors Go Behind the Scenes of Local Journalism

Interns hold posts at Philipstown.info

By Alison Rooney

Haldane seniors Clayton Smith and Michelle McEwen, spring interns at The Paper

Haldane seniors Clayton Smith and Michelle McEwen, spring interns at The Paper

Clayton Smith and Michelle McEwen, graduating seniors at Haldane High School, recently completed a three-week-long internship with Philipstown.info / The Paper. This optional internship program is offered by Haldane each year at this time to give students a taste of working life, exposing them to the day-to-day realities of a field they might have an interest in pursuing.

As part of their journalism internship with Philipstown.info / The Paper, McEwen and Smith sat in on weekly staff planning meetings, accompanied reporters pursuing stories, helped proofread and copy edit on deadline day, received an overview on current trends in digital journalism, and learned about advertising sales and layout design. Each of the interns also filed bylined stories with photographs and collaborated on a joint project.

Smith will attend the State University of New York at Geneseo in the fall, while McEwen is taking a gap year and heading to Africa before enrolling at Swarthmore College in fall 2015.

Photo by Michael Turton


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