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Ash-har Quraishi, Chicago Correspondent for Al Jazeera America and Former Islamabad Bureau Chief, CNN

“Deciding late in my education to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism meant that I had missed out on several opportunities to intern in my chosen field.  Thankfully, it wasn’t too late to apply for and be awarded an IBA Minority Internship my Senior year.  Those few months spent in Quincy, IL at the NBC
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Ryan Baker, Lead sports anchor, CBS-2, Chicago

“I was very fortunate to be awarded an internship grant from the Illinois Broadcasters Association for the summer of 1990, as part of their Minority Internship Program.  I am eternally grateful to Gene Dybvig for convincing me to spend three months working in the sports department at WGN Radio in Chicago, instead of at a
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Steve Osunsami, Correspondent, ABC News

“I interned at WREX-TV 13 in Rockford, in the fall of 1992. At the time it was an ABC affiliate.  I nervously left my first  semester of my senior year at the University of Illinois, and rented an apartment in Rockford. I would have never been able to afford that apartment if it weren’t for
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MIP Students “On the Job”

I worked with the morning news at WGN-TV for thirteen weeks, and I wore several different hats in my time there. I worked with with the social media team for the morning news in enhancing their social media presence through various platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, through the creation of online content.
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Judy Hsu Anchor, “ABC-7 News This Morning”, Chicago

“One of the most common questions I get from young aspiring journalists is… “how did you get in to the business?”  My answer inevitably comes around to that one internship… the internship through the Illinois Broadcasters Association.  I took off a whole semester from U of I and interned full-time in the newsroom at WBBM-TV,
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