As crucial as the time of internship is, it is wasted for most students. Abosede Omoruyi, dared to ensure a productive stay for the interns in her Core TV milieu. She sought to integrate interns and youth corps members in her workplace as active participants in the newsroom, by making them contribute daily to newsgathering. Among other things, she made them tweet at least two informative pieces every day, and post stories on Core Hub, Core TV’s Facebook page.
Assisted by six media resource persons, Abosede gathered the interns on Mondays, or any other agreed day of the week, for two months. The training covered most of the topics taught during the training, as well as using professional camera for journalistic work.
In her words: “Some of the interns who were not familiar with Twitter became considerably active on the platform. The interns returned to school better journalists – one was recently appointed into the editorial team of her institution’s radio station. I am glad that the Core TV’s internship policy is cooking and will soon be birthed. The policy document will help make internship experience better for students posted to our organisation.”