Alita White: Farewell, Neuse News

Alita White: Farewell, Neuse News

Editor’s note: The summer interns at Neuse News have penned farewell columns to our readers. Enjoy!

The past 10 months have been one for the memory books.

I will be stepping down from my position as an Intern and video producer for Magic Mile Media and Neuse News. This fall, I start a position with the ECU Alumni Association as a social media and digital marketing Intern. I’ll also continue to work on my videography business, Awe Media, helping it to grow and flourish.

I will always appreciate my time here and everything I learned. Hopefully, I’ll be back in the future!

For me, this summer has been more about relationships than anything. I’ll be honest, sometimes being the only intern was a little lonely. Then all of a sudden, I had four other rambunctious, hilarious, energetic and creative ones joining me.

I can say without a doubt that I have a deeper relationship with each one of them.

When they joined the team, it allowed me to step into a bigger role at Neuse News. I was finally able to produce my own videos, something I had been dreaming about for a long time. Over the course of the summer, I produced eight episodes of The Journey, 14 episodes of In Case You Missed It, and a commercial for T-shirts. That’s 23 high quality and professional videos, all of these filmed and edited by me, with the occasional help of fellow intern Norma-Jean Miller.

At the same time, I had the opportunity to goof around with my fellow interns, dive deep into business relationships, and hear a quotable quote from B.J. Murphy every single day. Every day at Neuse News was something different. I never quite knew what to expect when I walked through the door, usually with a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit and sweet tea in hand.

I’d like to thank B.J. and Aleatha for the time they took out of their day to invest in this group of interns. Thank you Brandon and Chris for keeping us entertained and teaching us about what you do as well. Thank you all for tolerating our energy and noise.

I know the office is going to be a little quieter these days. Don’t miss us too much.

Norma-Jean said it best: “To the next Neuse News interns … good luck. You’re going to have big shoes to fill.”

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