Everybody loves to hear a good story and journalists love telling that story.
But being a journalist today is about more than just telling a story. Today’s journalists are expected to conduct an interview, write the story, shoot, edit and post video, take photographs and post it all on social media. The field of journalism is fast paced and ever changing.
Holland College provides all the tools, skills and hands-on practical experience needed to tell those stories – and more.
As the editor of a community newspaper, I am delighted with the training and skills learned by the journalists who graduate from Holland College’s two-year journalism program. Journalists who come to our newspaper are educated, passionate and well-rounded through covering a variety of beats from city hall to sports, legislature to court, community news to arts and entertainment. They are skilled and able to hit the ground running, which is something every newsroom needs. We need journalists who are well trained and have real world experience, and the journalism program at Holland College provides all of that.
I would not hesitate to hire a Holland College journalism graduate.
Metro Halifax has been accepting interns from the Holland College journalism program for the past 10 years. At Metro, students will get an opportunity to write on a variety of topics, in a fast-paced daily news environment that cares equally about our online and print audiences. I have hired former interns to freelance work in the past, which has helped them get another foot in the door towards possible full-time employment. We need energy and a willingness to work at Metro, but if you come in and hit the ground running, you’ll leave with a great experience and many published stories to your name.