#MasonCOMM Intern of the Week

The Mason COMM Intern of the Week is Brian McSweeney!

#MasonCOMM Intern of the Week

Brian McSweeney is a senior communication major with a concentration in media production and criticism, and a minor in sport communication. He interns at KOTV News on 6, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s CBS affiliate station with their sports department on the sports news team, and their sports radio station, 1170 AM The Blitz. The station provides Tulsa and surrounding suburbs with local news such as weather updates, sports, entertainment, and other local Tulsa news. The tasks in this internship allow him to be up close on how a newscast works and learn how the reporting side of the job is conducted. On the radio side, he learns how a radio show is put together, both in the on-air studio and in the production room. Some of these tasks include:

  • acquiring live, on-air experience on a sports talk radio show, such as contributing to conversation or performing “Blitz Breakdowns”,
  • working with video / audio editing software: Adobe Audition, AVID Video Editor,
  • assisting on packages from a sports reporter perspective, and
  • performing on-camera, for example a stand-up for a package or a live stand-up for a show.

Brian looks forward to using his internship skills at GMU and beyond after graduation.