As intimidating as it was, my time at CBC was an amazing experience. I went in thinking I may not really be reporting in the field during the 6 weeks –but, it was the opposite. Most days, I could pitch subjects and report on them. Once I learned the basics – I spent most of my time interviewing and writing drafts of my stories. The staff were so supportive and willing to put their jobs aside to help me.
One thing I wish I could’ve done more was multimedia, which is tasked to a separate CBC sector. Because of that, I did not get the opportunity to learn how CBC made its multimedia elements.
An important thing I learned through this internship is that you have to grow a thick skin. After my first piece was published I got horrible comments. It also helped me realize the importance of deadlines and learning how to write captivating headlines. At CBC, headlines are everything.