Summer projects

Journalism students and faculty alike tend to scatter for the summer for internships, research, training and other projects. Here are two examples of what my colleagues at UNC-Chapel Hill are up to:

  • Joseph Schwartz, a student and former editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel, writes about why he wants to go into newspapers. Schwartz has a summer internship at the St. Petersburg Times. I like this line from his column:

The portability, permanence and presentation that newsprint offers can and will have value. Media companies that don’t realize this and insist that newspapers are dying will be the first ones to keel over. Others will adapt.

  • Jock Lauterer, who teaches community journalism, tells us what it’s like to work with smaller newspapers across the state. His most recent visit was to The Kenly News in Kenly, N.C.