I decided to apply to What's Good 206 at KCTS9 to push myself. I knew how to work on video and audio, and how to edit them, but had never done so professionally before. I also wanted to work on graphics, see if I could incorporate art, and work on teams. The latter I ended up instigating myself, having all of us interns (under different sub-publications but in one office) collaborate together using our different skill sets. My editors commended me when the internship was over because they'd never seen interns work together like that before and they really loved it. I also recall distinctly — but completely unplanned — calling out KCTS9's CEO in the middle of a whole office meeting on accident. It just sort of happened? He asked if he had answered my question regarding actionable items KCTS9 could be doing, and I paused and said, "well. In a roundabout way, sure." He looked astonished. I really didn't mean to do it, but I guess it was fine because other workers thanked me afterward? I don't know. I'm really bad at keeping my mouth shut when I know things should be done and someone has the power to do it. Either way, the internship was a very interesting experience. I love, love, love editing video but I hate writing fluff pieces. We had to do a lot of the latter under a new sub-publication that didn't quite know what it was doing. In addition, during my internship, the editor who I already knew and who had founded What's Good 206 got laid off. So that was a really awkward and confusing work environment situation that I had to talk with HR about and the editors, but reach some sort of Golden Mean. My proudest piece, however, was this:
Side note: What's Good 206 has since changed their name to Spark Public.