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Gresey: New interns tackle sports reporting

Published: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 5:31 a.m. CDT

Two new interns have been gaining sports writing experience at the Kane County Chronicle.

Jake Powers, a Geneva High School graduate and current student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, started with us in late August.

“I am very interested in serving as a sports intern for the Kane County Chronicle because I have knowledge of the local sports scene; I have worked with newspapers both at Geneva High School and in college; and sports journalism appears to be my focus as I continue on with my education,” Jake wrote in an email to me before he started his internship.

Turns out, Jake and I had met before, as I had spoken about journalism in one of his classes at GHS.

“Working with the Chronicle would be a great experience for me because it was a few words that you said two years ago when you visited the journalism class that I was in at Geneva High School that really [spurred] my interest in pursuing a journalism major,” Jake explained. “I’ve always felt a sort of connection to the Chronicle because of this ...”

We’re happy to have Jake writing for us during his fall semester of college.

In addition, Batavia High School senior Matt Puttin started a fall internship with the Chronicle last week.

Matt has a passion for sports and is interested in sports journalism. His first story for us hit the page Friday. It was about Batavia Youth Football getting to play at Bulldog Stadium, where the Batavia varsity football team regularly plays.

Have a story idea or feedback for Jake or Matt? You can contact them at jpowers@shawmedia.com or mputtin@shawmedia.com, respectively.

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In other sports news, the Kane County Chronicle planned video coverage of the St. Charles North homecoming football game against Elgin on Friday night.

You can view that video by visiting our website, www.kcchronicle.com.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368.

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