During my first day on the job, my steps really started to rack up on the way to my first ASME intern lunch at Sports Illustrated. These intern lunches are held once a week at different magazines and allow the ASME interns to gather in one place and ask questions of important editors from different publications. At Sports Illustrated, we learned the ins and outs of sports reporting, what it takes to be an editor today and, of course, we had to ask what goes into making the SI Swimsuit Issue.
After only two days on the job, I can tell that fitness and lifestyle journalism is a good fit for me. What could be better than helping women to feel great about themselves, both physically and mentally? It’s an empowering, rewarding and inspiring endeavor.
While I previously worked exclusively in fashion journalism – another one of my passions – I’m ecstatic to be broadening my horizons and writing stories with a whole new focus. So far, I’ve gotten to write about Panera Bread’s new food policy to ban all artificial additives, I’m currently working on a story about Dancing with the Stars’ competitor, Peta Murgatroyd, and next week, I’ll be interviewing Flo Rida for a story. All in just a week’s time!
-- Anna Hecht, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, FITNESS
Edited by Gabriela Riccardi, Syracuse University, Family Circle