I just finished my six-week internship at CBC Radio’s As It Happens.
I caught the journalism bug volunteering at CIUT 89.5 FM, the community radio station based at the University of Toronto. For someone who loves radio journalism, there are few higher heights than working on one of CBC Radio’s oldest and most beloved shows. It was a thrill and a great learning experience.
I got to pitch my own stories, prepare greens for Carol Off and edit interviews that were heard across Canada and the United States — and pretty much anywhere an As It Happens listener has subscribed to iTunes.
I had the opportunity to work on some great stories. Some of my favourites:
- learning how the woman in Alabama who started a Facebook page to reunite people with their lost photos after April 27 tornadoes in Tuscaloosa was reunited with her long-lost family members
- learning about the sense of injustice in L’Aquila and the loss from the 2009 earthquake while doing a story about the manslaughter charges against the Italian seismologists who didn’t predict the quake
- talking to the Bayview Secondary School student who may have discovered a cure for cystic fibrosis
- talking to cognitive scientists about the Best Illusion Contest
It was a great adventure in radio.