Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Meet our newest interns

 

You may have noticed a couple of new faces popping up around the site lately. We welcomed two new interns, Nancy Thanki and Jareen Imam, to the team last week and they’ve been busy approving great iReport content ever since.

 

We asked Nancy and Jareen to write short bios to introduce themselves to the community:

 

Nancy: My name is Nancy Thanki. I am an Indian with an “American” name … it often confuses people. I have loved reading and writing ever since I moved to the U.S. I was the kid reading books the size of her head in elementary school as well as the one librarians knew by name. Even though I have grown since then, the size of the books I read have seemed to too. Regardless, I am a girl that needs creative outlets in her life the same way people need sleep. I love drawing and photography. Most of my notes from class are generally covered in doodles. '

 

However random these interests may seem, they have all helped nurture my interest in media and the news. I am a third-year Science, Technology, and Culture major with a Media concentration at Georgia Institute of Technology. I have written for my school newspaper, the Technique, since fall 2009 and was the study abroad columnist from May to December 2010 while I was studying in Europe. The CNN iReport internship is an amazing opportunity to get my first taste at both journalism and the media industry. It is a great combination of professional news and everyday people. I am really looking forward to the semester and working with some extremely talented people.

 

Jareen: My name is Jareen Imam, and I very excited to be a CNN Intern!

 

When I was in elementary school, I remember being asked what I wanted to be when I grow up. You know that generic question that seems to trail behind you until you actually get a job. Well, at the tender age of nine I wasn’t quite sure how to sum up my career goals. I just knew I wanted to tell stories, and that eventually brought me to journalism.

 

Currently, I’m a senior at Emory University, where I am finishing up my Creative Writing and Journalism double major. Besides writing for my school paper, I am also the managing editor of Emory’s Political Review, an editor for Emory’s notoriously funny satirical magazine, and an executive producer at Emory’s student-run television station, where we just started our first student run news program. Just recently I finished an internship with CBS 48 Hours, where I worked on over 18 episodes primarily doing field reporting, interviews, and filming with a CBS Producer.

 

For this last semester I plan to produce two student films, and expand my graphic design and digital illustration blog. As for what I want to do when I grow up, telling stories still ranks at number one.

 

We’re thrilled to welcome them to the exciting world of iReport. Be sure to say hello and give them a warm welcome!

7 Comments
February 1, 2011
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Nancy and Jareen welcome!!!

February 1, 2011
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What do you think, Nancy and Jareen, what is different between citizen journalist and professional journalist?

February 1, 2011
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Have you ever been iReporter?

February 1, 2011
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Welcome Nancy and Jareen!!

February 3, 2011
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Welcome Nancy !

February 8, 2011
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Greetings and Welcome to Nancy Thanki and Jareem Imam, both CNN iReport Interns!

February 21, 2011
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Welcome Nancy and Jareen @ Jareen thanks for my Vetted on CNN of Travel Singapore,

you were so polite and so profesional when you asked me about my iReport,

Thank you again,

welcome to a wonderful Forum and the best News in The World,

me Larena iReporter

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