After a month of my first daily news photojournalism internship at The Toledo Blade in Toledo, Ohio, I wanted to take some time to talk about my favorite assignments, pictures, and experiences. Stepping away from Penn State and jumping headfirst into a new community was an intimidating experience but with a welcoming newsroom I've grown accustom to the daily news world and this truly unique city.
My first day on the job I was sent to the Lucas County Corrections Center, just a block from The Blade's offices, to photograph and record video of two men who were accused of a racially motivated assault. After my first assignment I knew this summer would be anything but ordinary. Through my internship I've been able to photograph something new everyday. Some of my favorite assignment include Toledo's minor league baseball team, F-16 fighter jets, Lake Eries ferry boats, vigils, Fourth of July fireworks, D-Day plane restorations, and lets not forget the dogs available for adoption at the local dog shelter.
Before I left home for the summer I read that Toledo, Ohio was a culture melting pot and that I would come across a variety of people in the city and its surrounding areas. I've met Syrian refugees, muslim americans, southern baptists, the wealthy, the low income, the drug addicts, the elderly, the youth and many more walks of life. Not only has this internship given me a wealth of knowledge about photojournalism but more importantly its allowed me to document and experience all types of cultures and people.
I'm excited for my second month in this crazy city and I can't wait to use what I've learned this summer at Penn State during my senior year. The future is bright!
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Ashleigh Hunt, 22, of Whitehouse, sits in a simulation cockpit with help from her mother, Jodi Rupp, at the Ohio Air National Guard Base at Toledo Express Airport in Monclova, Ohio Thursday, May 26, 2016.. Miss Hunt, who is battling bone cancer, says she wanted to see the 180th Fighter Wing because of her interest in fighter jets and air shows.
Waterville firefighters extinguish a house fire on 444 Harvest Lane in the Harvest Court neighborhood in Waterville, Ohio Saturday, May 28, 2016. Smoke was discovered by neighbors Seth Young, 15 and his mother Amy Young, 53 of Waterville, OH just before 4 p.m. while the home owners were out of town.
Robin Rayner, left, and kennel staff member, Sara Jensen, right, hold Channing, a stray 7-month-old pitbull mix at the Lucas County Canine Care and Control in Toledo, Ohio on June 20, 2016. After having a severe compound leg fracture and an embedded wire around his torso, Channing is being taken to the Lucas County Pit Crew.
Fremont airport manager, Rex Damschroder cleans an animal's nest from the DC-3's left engine at the Fremont Airport in Fremont, Ohio, Tuesday, July 6, 2016. Damschroder and a group of airplane enthusiasts plan to have the aircraft restored and ready for flight by the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy France, June 6, 2019.