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NU senior finishes impactful summer of reporting for The Record

Summer’s end is always bittersweet — or sometimes just bitter. But The Record feels the conflicting emotions as we say goodbye to intern Rosie Newmark.

A rising Northwestern University senior, Newmark was The Record’s third summer intern, but first to hold the full-time position.

Newmark was all over the North Shore this summer, reporting more than 25 stories for The Record. She took in the Winnetka Music Fest, told you about rescued fawns and reported several Highland Park council stories.

Her favorite stories include reports on library patrons who shut down a protestor, a neighborhood that won its fight for stop signs and a development that was violating a noise ordinance.

“It was interesting to learn how much people care about their communities,” she said. “They are really invested in their local government and the general wellbeing of their community. Bring from Chicago, which feels like such a big place, it’s cool to see people in smaller towns be invested in these issues.”

Newmark plans to graduate with a journalism degree and history minor. She enjoys reporting on civic issues and politics; though, she is keeping her options open, as long as they involve reporting.

“This was a really cool opportunity to be able to be an actual reporter for the summer and be treated as part of the staff and not just an intern who had to make coffee runs,” she said.

The Record’s paid internship ($15 per hour) is offered every summer and is made possible by local funders, including the Kenilworth Community Fund.

It is a 10- to 12-week program in which the intern works with The Record‘s editorial staff to produce meaningful community news for the northern suburbs of Chicago.

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Joe Coughlin

Joe Coughlin is a co-founder and the editor in chief of The Record. He leads investigative reporting and reports on anything else needed. Joe has been recognized for his investigative reporting and sports reporting, feature writing and photojournalism. Follow Joe on Twitter @joec2319

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