Chasing leads and tracking down stories were all a part of the summer intern experience of Nicole Capolarello '16 CLAS. Interning with News 12 Long Island, Nicole shadowed an anchor/reporter as she went into the field two days a week. Then, she assisted with writing and editing the pieces for on-air broadcasting. She has already created seven news packages for the station. Additionally, Nicole was able to practice sitting behind the anchor desk and delivering the news – a skill that will serve her well in her goal to become a broadcaster.
Jie Xu, PhD, associate professor, Communication, was selected as a Plank Center Educator Fellow this summer. The Fellowship aims to bridge the gap between public relations practice and education. She worked with Deveney Communication in New Orleans for two weeks. Dr. Xu specializes in public communication and campaigns. She is also an expert on international advertising, broadcast research, and communication research.