1. Why did you choose The Freeman?
My expectation is very simple which is to hone my journalistic skills but I have more than what I expected. They did not treat as an intern but as a reporter, they let us learn more by allowing us to go to different beats and gathered some news without companionship from our senior reporters which I think is very effective. It boosts our self-confidence especially in conversing with sources. I could say that I am very lucky since I was able to experience writing in different sections which allows me to know the different styles of writing. Aside from that, I was able to attend press conferences together with the established and well-known writers and broadcasters in
I am the type of person who is very adventurous but easily get bored. I could say that I cherished all the moments in the duration of my internship such as attending press conferences with free snacks and freebies, encoding news while face booking, talking with senior reporters in the sofa, and dining out together with some reporters and fellow interns, riding on a jeepney while memorizing its route, joking with the guards, and talking through phone with the sources when I have clarifications .But one thing I did not like is when we were not allowed to enter some private schools during our interviews regarding on our special report. I know that it was just normal but I was really pissed off since we walked for almost 30 minutes just to be there but we were not allowed to enter.
The things I want to sustain in the internship program is allowing interns to go to beats without companions because I believed this will make them independent and at the same time develops their self-confidence in dealing with sources. The area I think need improvements is the computers inside the office. I suggest that the next time I will go here, The Freeman already have flat screen computers with built-in cameras so that we could talk to our sources via Skype if in case. I do not have any recommendations since my stay was awesome and I really enjoyed so much. Thank you so much for being part of my education and of my life. I will never forget all the things I learned especially the friendship that develops between interns and reporters.