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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Intern Insider: Reporting beats and tweets


Earlier this week, Post reporter Jenna Johnson wrote about the “Twittern” for her #THATintern segment on Campus Overload.

 In case you aren’t familiar with it, #THATintern highlights the worst of intern behavior. While Jenna may not know it, The Post interns are so afraid of being an example that we kind of avoid her desk.

 In regards to the “Twittern,” she writes: “The Twittern has hundreds of followers who care deeply about what that intern has to say about anything and everything: If only that intern's co-workers were as entranced.”

 If any of our Post co-workers have been following our Twitter handles lately, they would have noticed that the interns are working hard.


Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens leaves the federal courthouse in Washington after the judge declared a mistrial July 14. (YURI GRIPAS/REUTERS)
Metro intern Victor has put his Twitter account to good use. He covered the perjury trial for ex-MLB pitcher Roger Clemens. Not too bad for someone who just created a handle last week on a bet.

 Metro intern Sara spent last Saturday tweeting from the Dalai Lama’s “A Talk for World Peace” at the Capitol Building. She’s been covering the 2011 Kalachakra for World Peace since before it started July 6. The result? Well, she sums it up herself on her Twitter feed: “Ah, my twitter has been taken over by journalism!”

 Interactivity intern Brian has been using Twitter to promote content produced by his department such as quizzes and live chats. He’s also reminding all of us why we love working here: amazing opportunities, lots of food in the newsroom and morning meetings held on the roof because the weather is beautiful.

 In the end, it seems that being the “Twittern” sometimes isn’t all that bad. That is, as long as you follow some taste guidelines and don’t go overboard — like these extreme tweeters

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Categories:  Campus Overload

 
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