I am Deja Harrison, 20, a sophomore and mass communications major. This summer, I did an internship with Fox 23 Sports in Hattiesburg, Miss., in July. My mentor was Corey Howard a 2015 graduate of Grambling State University. Howard currently works for Fox 23 WHPM. He took me to do several news stories: some that stuck out to me were stories about the Deep South Hurricanes and a softball team who plays in wheelchairs due to a disability that keeps them from playing regular softball.
Furthermore, I learned how to set up a camera, complete interviews, film, do stand-up and edit my content for a full news story. I learned the fundamentals of putting together a news story and how to be creative while reporting. The news stories will serve as footage to give to future news stations for my portfolio.