Mary Alford

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMorehead State University
Owenton News-Herald

This summer I had the opportunity to intern at my local paper, the Owenton News-Herald.

Going into the internship I thought of all the movies I had watched where the intern’s only job was to fetch coffee or run silly errands.

But at the News-Herald, that was not the case. During my ten weeks there I was able to write multiple stories from an Owen County kid breaking the state track record to school board meetings, even the demolition of a historic house. And through all these stories, I had the opportunity to meet amazing people of my community whom I had never met before (even after living there for 7 years).

While at the News-Herald I also had the chance to improve my photography skills. I photographed many events from a Duck and Goose-Calling contest to the 127 yard sale.

Every Wednesday I was able to witness the numerous amounts of people who cared about their community as they came in to buy their weekly dose of news.

My first day as an intern, I was greeted into the office by a group of four wonderful people. If I take anything away from them, I hope it to be their strong work-ethic and dedication to getting the job done. I couldn’t of asked for a better group of people to share this experience with. They were AWESOME!

Interning here left me with an invaluable experience that I will carry with me through the rest of my journalism career. And for that, I am thankful.

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