Writing for the National Desk : an observation from the New Age
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As a part of my B.A Honours in English, with a concentration in Media and Cultural Studies, I undertook an internship at the New Age, a renowned Bangladeshi English Newspaper. I joined in the Department of Central Desk (national) of New Age as an intern on 18th January 2015 and worked for three months till 18th April 2015. My internship required me to work in both the reporting and editing sections. During this internship period, I learnt different phases of news reporting and presentation before they are sent for the final circulation. So, this internship report will present my experience of working and learning under the guidance of the journalist team of the New Age. It will also share a few problems that I had faced during my internship regarding the transition from student life to the professional world which may help the future interns. This paper is divided into four major chapters. Chapter One will briefly introduce my internship process and progress and the working atmosphere of the New Age. Chapter Two will look at the history of press and newspapers in Bangladesh and will also glance at the journey of New Age in becoming one of the leading English Newspapers of our country. Chapter Three will encapsulate the phases of my learning at the New Age. It will talk about the process of journalistic writing such as writing reports and stories from raw news as it is done in the New Age. Chapter Four will account the second phase of the internship which was on editing and formatting news. I have interposed my personal experiences and moments with these accounts of professional training too. The last section of this report contains the Conclusion, Works Citation, and Appendix. Altogether this internship paper will bring out the stimulating journey that I have taken with the New Age.