The cable news channel also promotes a very progressive intern program.
Today while scanning the TVNewser blog I saw this:
Tuesday, Oct 14
Interns Get Their Say at Fox News
Fox News launched a new page on their Website today, with content that comes entirely from the network's interns. The FNCU (Fox News Channel University) page (fncu.foxnews.com) includes stories and videos from current interns and the application process if you'd like to be an intern.
Also featured on the site is an intern interview of FNC anchor Shepard Smith, about how he got his start in the business and his experience with interns at FNC.
Currently led by FNC's VP of recruitment, Brigette Boyle, FNC's summer internship program officially launched in 2004, and the network has had interns since the network began in 1996.
You can bet, among other things, this program is designed to sift through aspiring young talent and identify the next Sean Hannity or Sheppard Smith. [And let's not forget that FNC has committed to a content rich web experience and this is just another way to do that.]
I know radio stations have interns, but how many intern programs give their interns an entire website and encourage them to produce content?
Seems like a terrific idea to me.