Careful with that internship!

sausage.jpgThere’s some great discussion going on over at Mindy McAdams’ blog regarding what to expect on the job at a newspaper site and how those jobs are evolving. One of the key pieces of advice: be wary of getting stuck in an internship doing mindless cut-and-paste work, or as Kevin McGeever, my old boss at the St. Petersburg Times called it, “making sausage.”

I made a similar post about this previously (SEE: ‘Sigh. I’m a cut-and-paste expert’) based on the feedback from the many esteemed readers of this blog.

[UPDATE: 11-29-06, 10:55 p.m.] Lucas Grindley weighs in on the merits of so-called “web monkey” work.

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.