My placement at CBC Sports in Toronto introduced me to a very professional newsroom with strong Canadian values. As a reporter/writing intern I got the opportunity to write articles on stories I always wanted to cover, and I was also challenged to step out of my comfort zone. I was able to pitch my own original story ideas to the editors, I was also assigned breaking stories, as well as feature-length stories that got published on website with my byline. My CBC sports colleagues and supervisors were all very supportive, while still being honest and constructive on how I can improve my ideas, pitches and skills as a journalist.