Mentoring the next generation of journalists – The Press
GREEN BAY – It’s an exciting time for the Press Times, Green Bay City Pages and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB). The hyperlocal publications have partnered with the university to provide hands-on experience through an internship program. So far, the papers have welcomed five interns in varying parts of their studies to get firsthand experience with writing, meeting coverage, interviewing, proofing, sports coverage and the overall newspaper production. Chuck Rybak, dean for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at UW-Green Bay, said the partnership is a win-win.
“We at UW-Green Bay are thrilled to partner with the Press Times to ensure that our students and future graduates have the skills and experience necessary to support our region’s media and journalism needs,” Rybak said. Press Times Editor Heather Graves, who worked as an intern at the Green Bay News-Chronicle as a UWGB student, said the partnership offers students the same opportunities she had back then.
“Internships are essential in helping students gain knowledge in their field of study, discover their interests and build a resume and portfolio to get a job,” Graves said. “We are thrilled to be able to provide that to them.”
Here’s a little more about the newest members of our staff – Mara Allen, Janelle Fisher, Kat Halfman, Mallory Allen and Victoria Wittenbrock.