Intern Night draws more than 50 students

More than 50 college students participated in MNSPJ’s 2015 Intern Night on Oct. 21 at the WCCO-TV headquarters in Minneapolis.

Students from the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas, St. Cloud State University and other schools took part in a panel discussion with representatives from several Minnesota media outlets.

“I was so impressed with the student turnout and the quality of questions they asked the panel,” said Jonathan Kealing, Minnesota SPJ chapter president. “This is a bright group of students who will do Minnesota proud in internships around the state — and beyond. A big thank you to all of the panelists who fielded questions, as well.”

In addition to Kealing, the news editor at Public Radio International, panelists included senior reporter Sam Black of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal; editor-in-chief Dale Kurschner of Twin Cities Business; assistant editor Dylan Thomas of The Journal/Southwest Journal; news editor Doug Glass of The Associated Press; producer Tim Burns of KSTP-TV; deputy managing editor Colleen Stoxen of the Star Tribune; community relations manager Max Huber of WCCO-TV; and reporter Adrienne Broaddus of KARE-TV.

Internship Night is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about internships, meet recruiters and managers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Twin Cities media market.

More than 50 students from Minnesota colleges and universities took part in SPJ's 2015 Intern Night.
More than 50 students from Minnesota colleges and universities took part in SPJ’s 2015 Intern Night.