The man whose desk I borrow is in today. I'm sitting somewhere else but I obviously didn't mind. Packed up and moved two desks over.
Mark Potter walked in and I told him I thought of him when MSNBC tweeted that he'd be on to talk about Justin Bieber. I told him I felt bad for him. He laughed and found it pretty amusing, pointing out the same fact I did in Day 5's blog post, that here he is coming off of a major civil right's case and onto Bieber's DUI he went. He called himself a "Belieber" and said he and the "Beibs" are like that. This time, I laughed.
I've been at work for about an hour and twice already I've heard "Mediabistro" and "TV Newser" in the newsroom. I already subscribe to these e-mail lists and follow them religiously... I was feeling pretty proud to be so with it.
Mark Potter thanked me for all of the logging (and logging) that I did yesterday, and asked me to print out the notes I took as I was logging. This also made me feel proud considering he had seen the notes via e-mail throughout the day of the hearing, and clearly thought they were good and could be helpful. When I printed the notes and brought them to Mark's office, he chose two bites out of the notes I had compiled and I felt like a rockstar intern. It was, after all, Mark Potter who told me editing is not what you leave in, it's what you take out.
Though logging is a tedious task, I know my editorial skills are strengthened each time I "edit through the lens." Editing through the lens means writing your story as soon as you get to the shoot: deciding an angle, and finding exactly what you want. Though I couldn't edit through the lens as I was not in the court room, I could edit through the log. I picked two good bites. Mark Potter thought so, at least.
The day proceeded quietly despite Justin Bieber. At 5 p.m. each evening newscast was leading with Bieber. I understand it and don't at the very same time- and I'm not sure if I care to explore those feelings further.
I logged the 9-1-1 call from the Cobb Theater shooting where on January 13th, (my first day,) a man was killed due to perceived threat by texting. The weight of the task was not lost on me. I've been trained enough and have experienced enough to understand the scrutiny news outlets often face due to editing of 9-1-1 calls. Thankfully, I wasn't editing it. But I wouldn't call even logging it a pleasant task. I don't usually choose to listen to the calls. To be blunt, it was just awful knowing how the tape would end when I started listening to it.
Later on, former U.S Attorney and legal analyst Kendall Coffey was in the studio and I acted as his make-up person. The intern really does every task with a smile.
Oh, and I don't remember what I wore on Friday. At all. That means the weekend was successfully restful, right?
Yeah, let's go with that.
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