Is this the first casualty of the ABC layoffs?
Interning at a big television network this summer? Have a blog? Well, if you want to keep that internship, perhaps don’t call your blog “My Good Morning America Summer” like Kelly, a Milwaukee native and fourth year journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, whose lifelong dream was to intern at GMA.
We’re told GMA staffers weren’t too happy with Kelly’s blog, and now it appears her blog has been pulled from blogspot. (The cached version, however, lives on.)
What GMA wasn’t happy about is unclear (“Today was an AWESOME day! Even though my story didn’t air today like I thought it would…”) — Kelly seems like an achiever:
I got up the courage in the 10am newsmeeting to pitch my story idea. I was the first intern to speak up and do so (at least at this meeting). As I described my idea, the faces around the table looked excited and nodded in approval. One woman said “Mmmm honey I know what you mean!” Then, Jim Murphy, the head-honcho, pointed at me and said “Great idea. You have got a great mind for morning television!”
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