Internship Update — End of Week 2

Dear Reader,

Hey there! Thanks for sticking around — to reward you, I have many many updates.

First of all, I’ve been embedded in the Features section for these past two weeks, which includes the Home, Garden, Autos, Health, Pharmacy, and many more sections. It’s been crazy getting my designs published by the Chicago Tribune. I couldn’t ask for more.

I’ve also recently taken on the responsibility of designing the Weather page, on the days that I’m working. I’ve designed the Weather page three times (after today) and even though it’s hard to really mess it up, it still always feels like a big undertaking! The Weather page is consistently one of the most popular pages of the newspaper.

I’ve met three amazing coworkers here in the Features section, and they’ve taken me under their wings, helping me grow as a journalist and a designer in general. It’s actually a really cool thing to be mentored by real Chicago Tribune designers — and I’m going to be meeting more and more as I move throughout the sections!

So yesterday, the Chicago Tribune interns all had their first social day! We were led by Kevin Pang, one of the restaurant reviewers for the Tribune, who interned in 2003. It was really fun day, even though being around so many people all day pretty much took it out of me by the end.

Here’s a little bit of photo documentation of yesterday:

Kevin Pang sat us down to talk journalism and careers and to break the ice.
Kevin Pang sat us down to talk journalism and careers and to break the ice.
We went to the Billy Goat Tavern! Apparently, when the Chicago Sun-Times was still right across the river from the Tribune, all the journalists from both newspapers used to meet here halfway for dinner after work. So much history. The food was ok.
We went to the Billy Goat Tavern! Apparently, when the Chicago Sun-Times was still right across the river from the Tribune, all the journalists from both newspapers used to meet here halfway for dinner after work. So much history. The food was ok.
Oh, and the Tavern was also the setting of an SNL skit (I think). Cheeborger! No Pepsi — Coke!
Oh, and the Tavern was also the setting of an SNL skit (I think). Cheeborger! No Pepsi — Coke!
We transformed from Chicago natives working on Michigan Ave to tourists for two hours. Our tour guide was hilarious — apparently she was trained at Second City. Who woulda guessed?
We transformed from Chicago natives working on Michigan Ave to tourists for two hours. Our tour guide was hilarious — apparently she was trained at Second City. Who woulda guessed?
Our tour took us to the Cultural Center: a free, open space for everyone. There is only one rule: No sleeping.
Our tour took us to the Cultural Center: a free, open space for everyone. There is only one rule: No sleeping.
Our tour ended with a obligatory group picture in front of the Bean. Or Cloudgate. Or whichever.
Our tour ended with a obligatory group picture in front of the Bean. Or Cloudgate. Or whichever.
Next, we took the Red Line down to iO Theatre, to take a three-hour improv class and to watch an improv show!
Next, we took the Red Line down to iO Theatre, to take a three-hour improv class and to watch an improv show!
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