I have begun an internship with the Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, shooting for six of the eight papers under their watch. While I doubt I will be as prolific in my blogging or my photography as Joyce Lin was while taking a photo an hour and recording her experience for The Digital Journalist, I hope to be more thorough in recording my experiences than I was during my time at the Rafu Shimpo.
Recently purchased by Knight Ridder, SVCN consists of the Almaden Resident, Campbell Reporter, Cupertino Courier, Los Gatos Weekly-Times, Rose Garden Resident, Saratoga News, Sunnyvale Sun, and Willow Glen Resident. As the name suggests, the papers cover a good deal of community news, at a deeper level than that of the Knight Ridder owned San Jose Mercury News.
As far as the work involved, I will be shooting three days out of the week, allowing me to maintain my full-time status at San Jose State and continue with page layout for the Spartan Daily. My assignments will consist of the usual sports, news, features, with a large emphasis on portraits. This should prove helpful as portrait photography is by far my weakest area.