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Michigan News Group Internship

Michigan News Group intern Michael Livingston at his 2020 summer internship location, the Midland Daily News

The Michigan News Group internship originated in 2019 at WCMU as a means to train young journalists in multiple journalism styles while helping to address rural news deserts in central and northern Michigan. The program places CMU students with local newspapers where they cover the community and produce content for the newspaper and WCMU, and the websites of both.

This unique partnership allows WCMU to expand its offering to listeners on important issues of the day, help begin filling news deserts in our coverage area, and continue our long tradition of training young journalists.

2023 Interns:
Alpena News: Zipporah: Abarca
Big Rapids Pioneer: Kaia Zimmerman
Cadillac News: Hadlee Peters
Huron Tribune, Bad Axe: Renae King
Midland Daily News: Kylie Sczepanski
Traverse City Record Eagle: Becky Particka

2022 Interns
Alpena News: Michael Gonzalez
Big Rapids Pioneer: Ben Jodway
Cadillac News: Alexis Seeley
Daily News, Greenville: Sean Chase
Midland Daily News: Jill Harrington
Traverse City Record Eagle: Patrick Bouman

2021 Interns:
Alpena News, Alpena: Benjamin Ackley
Big Rapids Pioneer, Big Rapids: Gena Harris
Cadillac News, Cadillac: Riley Connell
Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe: Teresa Homsi
Leelanau Enterprise, Lake Leelanau: Courtney Pedersen
Midland Daily News, Midland: Aurora Abraham 
The Daily News, Greenville: Christian Booher
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City: Michael Livingston 

2020 Interns:
Cadillac News: Hunter Dood
Huron Tribune, Bad Axe: Aurora Abraham
Midland Daily News: Michael Livingston
Traverse City Record Eagle: Tess DeGayner

2019 Interns:
Petoskey News Review: Nick Westendorp
Traverse City Record Eagle: Ariana Strzalka