My name is Michelle Woodward, and I am a senior at the University of Massachusetts studying journalism and marketing. I have a passion for the news and
am looking for a career after college that will combine my technical skills with my love of writing and reporting.
During the summer of 2012, I interned on the show Radio Boston at the award-winning public radio station WBUR.
There, I learned more about the news and radio broadcasting industry while performing numerous tasks like gathering tape,
researching and pitching stories, pre-interviewing and booking guests for our show. After this great internship experience
I wanted to continue working on my journalism skills and learning about radio broadcasting, so I chose to participate in a
study abroad internship program that would facilitate that. I ended up in London spring semester of my junior year, working
at a community radio station on a show called PassWord. It is a weekly, two hour show about current affairs and new
technology. Every week, I independently produced different packages and interviews that were aired during the show. I now continue to work in public radio
at New England Public Radio in Amherst, Mass. There I report, voice and mix spot and feature-length stories for broadcast.
At school I am very involved in our school's student-run television station, UVC-TV19. I have been a member since my
freshman year, working on the news show UMass This Week. I learned how to use in studio and out of studio equipment,
and work with other members to film interviews to create a package every week. I have won numerous awards at UVC-TV19,
including News Package of the Year in 2011 and Editor of the Year in 2012. I became news director of UMass This Week
as a junior, and led the team to win Show of the Year in 2013. This year, I was promoted to co-station manager.
But while my focus is in broadcast journalism, I love to experiment in all types of mediums. I also have experience with photojournalism,
data visualization, online and print reporting.