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Arrival of interns beefs up Malheur Enterprise’s news team

Bailey Lewis (left) and Ardy Tabrizian joined the Malheur Enterprise staff as summer interns earlier this week. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons).

The Malheur Enterprise is employing a record four news interns through the summer to provide expanded news coverage.

Two will work as reporters and two will work as multimedia journalists, focusing on photography and video for the Enterprise.

Publisher Les Zaitz said he expanded the corps of interns after news organizations across the country canceled their programs because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“With the country more in need than ever of professional journalists, we wanted to do what we could at the Enterprise to provide opportunities for these talented people,” Zaitz said. “They bring to us additional journalistic muscle to report deeply as Mal- heur County recovers from the pandemic.”

The reporters . . .