- November 17, 2020
Intern Highlights |
D.C. Witness does a great job of making otherwise complicated information on court procedures more accessible.
My editors always stood ready to explain any legal terms I didn’t understand and compelled me to do the same in my articles using the most straightforward language.
I also like how everything from the style of writing I ought to observe to the imagery on the D.C. Witness website begs for the reader’s attention but does not sensationalize. As an aspiring journalist, I got an idea of what impartiality looks like.
Finally, I enjoyed the drama that would sometimes unfold in a court hearing, usually when attorneys came up with unusual arguments to defend their clients. It provided me with much needed comic relief at the end of long, stressful days.
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Overall, I am very thankful for my time at D.C. Witness, for the opportunity to improve my writing skills and to learn more about how justice is served in the nation’s capital.