As an intern at CBC’s London Bureau, I’d begin the morning by going through newspapers, and sending news highlights to the international CBC reporters. I’d also include a rundown of CTV and Global National newscasts from the night before to know what the competition’s nightly newscast looks like.
Frequently, I got to join crews in the field around London. On my second day, I joined a crew when they covered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first public appearance in 2018 and I was shown the ins and outs of how a story is made. On occasion, I shotlisted and transcribed interviews after reporters came back from the field. During the last part of my internship, I was supposed to work on my own story but I didn’t receive guidance on this, which I wish I had received.