Entries by amos

WMI Student Chases Passion for Human Rights

Looking back at his time at the Washington Media Institute, Owen Meech can honestly say he’s better for it. He’s more adventurous and vocal about human rights, but he wasn’t always that way. As a double major in Political Science and Journalism at Quinnipiac University, Owen knew Washington, D.C. would be the perfect fit to […]

There’s No Manual for This

By Director Amos Gelb It’s March in Washington and we are well into summer internship placement season: our annual rite of matching up students with perfect internships in the internship capital of the world. Here at WMI we focus exclusively on the media so, as you would expect, we deal with an ever-changing professional landscape. […]

Let’s Go to Work

by Louie Shearon I had almost no idea what to expect when it came to the workload of this program. When I talked with Jon Agnew about the program months before I came here, he told me it would be the hardest I’ve ever worked in my life. I tried to keep a straight face. […]


By Lindsey Nichols There’s a sharp learning curve in the intern world, that’s for sure. Especially working at the United States Capitol. To start off the year, we had a snow day that shut down the entire D.C. metro area, on top of being in the midst of the longest shutdown in U.S. history (35 […]

Looking in all the wrong places

By Director Amos Gelb Let’s face it, interning is all about the job – the one you want and hope to get.  For most students, they are looking for the elevator up to the top floor and usually that floor is something they have persuaded themselves they have always wanted. Case in point, this past […]

Tech Tips: Shortcuts

“It’s supposed to be a challenge, that’s why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy it would just be the way.” – Rubin, Road Trip Shortcuts get us to our goal faster, but not always easier. When it comes to video editing, drag-and-drop editing is intuitive and simple. It’s also excruciatingly slow and repetitive. […]

From Rookie to Sixth Man

Fresh faced and eager, Scott Silberstein was the rookie on the team when he joined Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the owner and operator of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards in 2017. Nearly a year later, he’s a full-time member on the team — its sixth man. Scott graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in […]

Tech Tips: Transitions

Transitions are tough. Whether it’s the transition from living at home to being away at school, starting a new career or job, or moving to a new city, it’s often difficult to move from one thing to another seamlessly and smoothly. It’s the same in video editing. Sometimes you need a seamless way to get […]

Important Advice To Help Make Your WMI Experience A Success

By Madeline Roberts If you are reading this you might fall under one of these two categories: You are a prospective WMI student or You are already a student of WMI, three or four weeks in desperately trying to figure out what you got yourself into. No matter which one of these you might place yourself […]