2. You may only be an assistant, but you’re getting paid and well on your way to becoming a TV journalist!
3. Your first day at the bureau, you’re so excited that you miss some very telling signs, like the fact that your badge is the same color as the intern badges…
4. And that your tour of the building goes something like this:
5. But who cares! You’re finally working in a REAL NEWSROOM.
6. Soon after you start, you quickly forget that you ever had a normal schedule.
7. Or ever dealt with a single phone line… or phone…
8. At first dealing with angry callers was hard:
9. But you soon become adept at transferring pissed-off viewers to the comment line:
10. You form a deep personal relationship with each of the bureau’s copy/print/fax machines.
11. And spend more time than you’d care to admit as a body double for cameramen.
12. Of course, anything’s better than logging and verbating a six-hour congressional oversight hearing.
14. Being woken up at ungodly hours in the morning by a telephone call from the desk becomes a normal part of your life.
15. Except on your precious days off, when an incoming call from the desk earns this exact reaction:
16. You’re continually shocked at the number of people who use Internet Explorer.
17. So obviously you live for the moments when a producer or correspondent needs help understanding the internet.
President Obama’s Reddit AmA was your finest hour.
18. You also may have internally freaked out a bit when all of the correspondents knew you by name.
19. You’re unbelieveably excited on that glorious day when you get your first assignment from the desk.
20. Until you get to the event and realize that you know absolutely nothing about working in the field.
WHAT IS THIS DEMON BOX? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LINE AND MIC LEVEL?