Creative Writing Major Interns at The Town Crier
by Isaac Dwyer ’13
Over the past semester, I had the wonderful opportunity to be a journalism internship at the local newspaper here in Idyllwild, the Idyllwild Town Crier. When I first was offered the position, I was a bit hesitant, but took it anyway – and I am not even slightly regretful for doing that. Twice a week, I would go into the newspaper’s office and be handed a stack of things to do, whether it be interviewing town residents, digging through the Town Crier’s archives for old news articles, or designing info-graphic layouts. Throughout the semester, I worked on a narrative article about Idyllwild Arts’ recent efforts in sustainability and environmentalism, wherein I conducted a series of interviews with the schools historian and a myriad of teachers and administrators. The article was later published in the Town Crier.
The experience was fantastic, filled with enjoyable adventures (as well as misadventures), and supportive and good-natured mentors that were always there when I needed them.
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