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Earlier this year, Hannah Styles was searching through Western Carolina University’s Center for Career and Professional Development‘s Job Cat website looking for summer internship possibilities.

She came across a link for the National Journalism Center, which places students with various media outlets in Washington, D.C. Despite knowing she would be facing a competitive field, Styles decided to apply.

To her surprise, she was placed with One America News Network, a conservative-leaning pay television news channel based in San Diego with a news bureau in Washington, D.C., that was launched in 2013. During her nearly three months with the network, Styles served as a reporter.

Styles, a senior communication major with a broadcasting concentration and minor in political science, worked with the network Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays she participated in a journalism class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Journalism Center in Reston, Virginia. The class featured several speakers and seminars on such topics as video editing and writing.

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Originally published Sept. 29, 2019.