In the summer of 2019, I elected to intern with The Wave Newspaper in Rockaway Beach, N.Y.
There, under the wing of Mark Healey, the Editor-in-Chief, I was able to garner real-world news experience under a publication that feeds nearly an entire borough of New York. This gave me experience in editing, transcribing, distribution, design, print, writing and reporting, among other things. From community events, to government meetings, to sport events, I was able to see and cover it all during my nearly four months there.
Below are a sample of some of the pieces I wrote while there. Albeit not a lot, as detailed above, I received plenty of experience behind the scenes which will benefit my career in the long run, and I am entirely grateful to Mr. Healey and The Wave for giving me. Most notably, I solely covered one of New York City’s premier summer basketball tournaments, the St. Francis Summer Classic.
Men’s Open at Summer Classic signs off in style
Summer Classic playoffs begin dramatically
St. Francis Classic in full flight
First Presbyterian Church hosts family fun day