Lethbridge College has chosen this year’s recipient of the Troy Reeb Internship for its Digital Communications and Media program. Stephanie Savage, a first-year Digital Communications and Media student, will spend 10 days immersed in the world of broadcast and journalism at some of the top newsrooms in the country.
Troy Reeb, a 1988 Broadcast Journalism alumnus and 2003 Distinguished Alumni recipient, is Corus Entertainment’s senior vice president, News Radio and Station Operations.
“Stephanie’s commitment to in-depth research and strong sense of storytelling make her an ideal candidate for this opportunity,” says Reeb. “We look forward to welcoming her to Toronto and Ottawa later this spring.”
During the all-expenses-paid internship, which will run later this spring, Savage will spend time with the team behind Canada’s fastest growing major news website, Globalnews.ca, as well as in the cut and thrust of the round-the-clock news teams at Global Toronto and News-Talk Radio AM640. She’ll also have the opportunity to intern with Global’s national morning show before moving onto Parliament Hill and the Ottawa bureau of Global National.
“This is such an unbelievable experience,” says Savage. “Having the chance to learn from such a successful alumnus and the team he has shaped is something most people only dream of. Lucky for me, this is a reality.”
Vicki Hegedus, chair of the School of Media and Design, echoes this sentiment. “The Troy Reeb Internship is an excellent opportunity for a motivated student to begin building a network in the communications industry, and a rare privilege to spend time with professionals in action.”
For Savage, this internship is another step towards doing what she loves every day. Like many other Lethbridge College students, it wasn’t until after she turned 25 that she knew what she wanted to do in life. Pursuing the Digital Communications and Media program was a natural fit for her adventurous spirit and her desire to embrace new learning experiences. These traits have seen Savage call three different provinces home (Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Alberta), and she admits that she is “happiest when [she is] in a new place.”
Savage is the twelfth Lethbridge College student to take advantage of this unique internship opportunity. Past winners include Katelyn Guignard, who now works at Global Lethbridge, Taylor Oseen, who now works at CTV Edmonton, and Quinn Ohler, who now works at Global Edmonton.