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Saturday, March 22, 2014

WITH the goal to acquire experience in this field, this part of my internship as an AB-English student is the most interesting and challenging so far. I had thought about being assigned to clerical works like: encoding, filing papers, and etc. But I was shocked that on the very first day we were assessed right away on how we will be honing our communication skills.

My thoughts were wrong, our supervisor knows so well what we need to do to learn. And at the very moment our supervisor finished talking, I said to myself: “I will learn a lot of things here.”

Day two, out of our excitement we came very early. No one was at the Sun.Star office yet. But that early, we were already busy imagining what we will be made to do.

We knew from the start that we could be sent out in the field along with reporters. We were asked to coordinate with Miss Ivy, a field reporter who told us to check on the blotters at the Davao City Police Office (DCPO). We were to take down notes of the important details of all the blotters that were made over night, and then choose one and write something about it.

Mixed emotions ran through me. I was glad to realize that even an AB-English student can aspire to be a journalist. I’m so happy that I got exposed to this kind of job.

Our day’s duty ended with Miss Ivy saying, “To get news, be polite and friendly to everyone.”

I can feel the adrenaline rush with the need to find news. It’s a noble job indeed.

In the succeeding days, I’d be getting more into my assigned tasks with enthusiasm. The most interesting part is: this is just the start. (Salvador Jr. C. Medonilla/University of Mindanao)

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