My time at Your Morning CTV was a great learning experience. They gave me the opportunity to join the different teams they had, opening my eyes to all that goes into a live television show. Although at times I felt as if they were searching for work to give me and at times were too busy to provide help, it taught me a lot about myself. I enjoyed the digital team so much that I’ve decided that rather than going into journalism, I would like to go back to school for digital and content marketing.
Honestly, interning at Your Morning changed my life. It gave me the opportunity to explore a skill set that I didn’t think I would ever want to do. Going into this, I wasn’t sure about broadcast and solely wanted to do print, but after experiencing the broadcast world I’m sucked in.
I was treated like an equal and given equal work. There were a few days where I felt frustrated because there wasn’t any work to do. However, I needed to realize that’s news, sometimes there is a slow day and you can’t just make things up. I used this opportunity to reach out to other departments and help them with whatever work they needed.
Throughout this placement I not only gained confidence and experience, but also mentors and contacts. At the end, I was offered a freelance news position with Your Morning. They also suggested I look for other freelance opportunities to keep up my experience, and gave me contacts to start my search.
These past 6 weeks at Your Morning was a blast! Every week I was with a different team, so I learned a lot – such as producing segments, news writing, and managing the show’s YouTube channel and website. Out of all the teams, I enjoyed being a part of the news team the most. I had the wonderful opportunity to produce three segments!
Overall, this was a wonderful experience and great for those who don’t know exactly what they want to do, but know they want to do something in the broadcast journalism field. I learned that working in a morning show may not be the best fit for me as of right now, but it’s something that I can see myself being a part of down the road when I’m older.