Across the country, there are fewer and fewer places for young journalists to go for internships to learn. More and more newsrooms are going dark – or cutting back on staffing. That means that those who want to thrive and succeed in serving society’s need for professional news have fewer veterans and fewer editors to guide them.
At the Malheur Enterprise we’re working to counter that, despite our small size. We want to bring on two paid interns to Vale this summer. The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications has assigned one graduate student to us and will help pay part of the cost of that one position. The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors also wants to pay part of the cost of the second internship – the Engelberg Internship for Investigative Reporting. That’s all great support, but the Enterprise can . . .