The 10-week internship program, offered at Coppell High School during the fall and spring sememsters, gives students real-world experience reporting news stories in their community. In addition to writing articles, students have the opportunity to work directly with an editor and improve their headline, copyediting and photography skills.
“My experience at BubbleLife has honestly been incredible, and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to intern at BubbleLife,” said Elizabeth Sims, a BubbleLife intern last fall. “I feel like it has made me a better writer and journalist overall. I know how to operate under a solid deadline and feel like that has prepared me to work in the future.”
The spring interns, whose work will begin appearing on Coppell BubbleLife next week, are:
Stephanie Alexander, a sophomore at CHS, who wants to write for Rolling Stone someday. Her journalism teacher, Chase Wofford, describes her as “upbeat and friendly but focused on the task at hand at the same time.” She will focus on entertainment news.
Nikki Dabney, a senior, who is also a member of CHS’s KCBY-TV broadcast staff, is set on becoming a well-rounded journalist. Her in-depth stories tend to evoke emotion from the reader with key insights into her subject’s persona. She will focus on profiles of local newsmakers.
Jena Seidemann, a sophomore, who as a general assignments reporter has filed stories on topics as diverse as a Russian hockey player coming to Coppell to the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade court case. She will serve as a general news intern.
Corrina Taylor, a senior, who has studied journalism for the past four years at CHS, will bring her experience to a wide variety of important topics, using a narrative that reflects her concern for the subject. She will serve as a general news intern.
Shannon Wilkinson, a junior, who is halfway through her first year as a staff member for The Sidekick, the CHS newspaper, will tap into her well-rounded set of skills, including writing, editing, photography, video production and marketing. She will focus on events and organizations.
“BubbleLife Media is honored to offer these aspiring journalists a supportive environment where they can explore the ever-changing world of new media with a company that understands the future of neighborhood news,” said Executive Editor Chris Kelley.
From Left to Right: Corrina Taylor, Jena Seidemann, Stephanie Alexander, Shannon Wilkinson and Nikki Dabney