Well, my days at the newsroom are numbered, as in, one more day after tonight. I’ve gotta say, it was quite the experience.
I’m going to keep this short because tonight I’m just not in the mood to write a 1,000 word essay. Way too tired to do that.
Is the sports news business something I’d pursue? Certainly. However, I’d prefer if I could either cover Dallas sports, or if I could cover sports in a big city like New York or Los Angeles. Gotta set my goals somewhere, right?
First, I need to find a job somewhere I want to live. Not anywhere, because if I hate the place I live in, I will certainly hate the experience.
Highlight of the internship? Creating a news package. I got to watch a Rangers game for free, park for free, and eat for free since I brought my food. I could enjoy those kinds of perks all day.
A big aspect of the sports business is a lot of differing opinions. I always respect the opinions of others, but if I disagree with them and have enough facts to back up my counterargument, I will fire back. For the most part, however, I’ve kept to myself, as everyone else has much more experience working in the business.
As Davy Crockett said, “…be always sure you are right, then go ahead.” It’s a motto I live by to the fullest extent.
I’ve got one more day at KTVT. I’ll certainly enjoy the moment, and say goodbye to everyone there that isn’t in San Antonio covering the Cowboys. Perhaps I’ll come back next summer. I’ll still follow everyone I met on Twitter, and I’ll check back frequently on cbsdfw.com.
I’m sorry I don’t have a longer write-up than I probably would under normal circumstances, given that my time at KTVT is ending. I’ve spent the last three months here, driving to and from Fort Worth every Monday and Wednesday. It’s going to be strange when that routine stops, as I travel back to Los Angeles next Wednesday. I can’t believe school is already starting. One thing I won’t miss is the 100+ degree temperatures that are crippling my state, but I don’t want to go off on a tangent about that.
Although covering sports is much different than just watching it, I still find it enjoyable. Perhaps if I cover sports as a career, maybe I won’t invest so much of my emotions to it, as I am a die-hard fan of my teams.
Then again, maybe I won’t, because that’s how I’ve always been.