WSC and UNL students to pitch in

January 17, 2019

The focus is on college students and Daily News internships this week.

Recently joining the Daily News newsroom is Emmalee Scheibe, a Wayne State College student from Blair.

She’s serving as an intern during the spring semester while she continues her studies in pursuit of a bachelor of science degree in electronic media and journalism.

During her time at Wayne State, she already has served as a writer, copy editor, news editor, sports editor and editor-in-chief for the Wayne Stater college newspaper.

I got tired just writing all that.

She’s the second Wayne State student to participate in a new internship program that began last fall.

Taking advantage of Wayne’s proximity to Norfolk, the program allows a Wayne State student to continue to take classes while also working part time at the Daily News. The student can receive credit for the internship while also being paid for his or her work in Norfolk.

Last semester, Joseph Lovercheck of Humphrey served as the inaugural Wayne State intern. His class schedule and other responsibilities allowed him to spend Tuesdays and Thursdays in our newsroom, working on a variety of reporting and writing assignments.

This semester, Emmalee is able to spend part of her Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with us in Norfolk. She’s already been hard at work on some stories for the upcoming Insight 2019 special edition. We’re glad to have her with us.

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Looking past the spring semester to this summer, I’m also pleased that Madelyn Meier will be joining us to serve as this year’s full-time intern for 12 weeks.

She’s a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, where she has served as a student ambassador for the college, has served as operations director for the college’s advertising club and written for the Daily Nebraskan student newspaper.

I came away very impressed with her abilities and skills during my interview with her on the UNL campus last semester. Selecting her for this summer’s internship was a pretty ease decision to make.

A graduate of Norfolk High School, it will be fun to have a local student serving as our summer intern in 2019.

She’ll be joining us soon after the end of the spring semester and be part of the newsroom all summer until returning to school this fall.

And we have a promise to make to Madelyn, too.

When she was still a student at Norfolk High, she was quite involved and successful as a runner for the Panthers.

The problem was — and it was our problem, not hers — that on more than one occasion we spelled her name incorrectly. We eventually got our wires straight and fixed the problem.

So, our promise to her is that we’ll make doubly sure that her byline on stories she writes this summer will be spelled correctly. It would seem to be the least that we can do.

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