Being a journalist is not just a career for me, it defines who I am because I have always been passionate about news and politics. That is why the Scripps Howard Foundation internship is like a dream coming true; being at the heart of the capital gives you a close insight on the news industry with high-profile events happening around the clock.
During my first year of college at Cairo University, I had an internship with youm7 online newspaper at a time when online news started to kick off in Egypt. The work environment was pretty challenging, considering funding and readership, but it was a very successful experience for me because it gave me hands-on reporting techniques and multimedia reporting skills.
Later, I worked for the official publication of Cairo University. Being a board member enhanced my ability to make critical decisions in a short time regarding what to publish and what to discard. It taught me that a newspaper is mainly about our responsibility to deliver accurate and fair news to the public.
That work is in addition to a lot of courses and activities I have done that put me closer to my goal of being a professional reporter: I have taken a summer course on human rights at Beirut Arab University. An exchange program in the U.S. last year changed my life: the Women’s Leadership Institute at the University of Kansas opened many doors for me and helped me sharpening my talents.
I am from Cairo, a senior in the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University: I am doing double major in mass communication and journalism.
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