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Late Night Thoughts on Sen. John McCain’s Diagnosis

From July 20 The first political and major journalism experience I had, that I can recall, was asking Sen. John McCain a question at a press conference ahead of the 2008 election for Scholastic News. This moment has been forever seared into my memory. He was nice and answered my question like he would for […]

#3 with #45

Air Force One in Watertown, SD (Michael Geheren/The Volante) As we inaugurate #45, I’ve been looking back at the amazing opportunities I’ve had to cover now three Presidents of the United States and the impact President Barack Obama had on my interest in political journalism. Donald Trump (Sioux City, IA) President-Elect Donald Trump in Sioux City, […]

My internship at Chicago’s Very Own

My internship started with tweet at the WGN Back to School Kids Fair in 2014. I used to go the fair every year as a child, not for the free backpacks or to meet the mascots. I went to follow the producers and talent around. I was so fascinated about how live television worked. So, […]

Thank you, Mr. Schieffer

Bob Schieffer and Michael Geheren at the 2012 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference at the Newseum in Washington D.C. (Dave Eggen/FREEDOM FORUM) This post was originally published in the Huffington Post. You can read the original post at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-geheren/thank-you-mr-schieffer_b_7464254.html I was washing my hands in the bathroom at the Newseum in Washington D.C. […]

Build your network for an internship or job in 140 characters

The original post can be found at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-geheren/build-your-network-for-an_b_7445478.html I got my internship this summer because of a #TBT tweet. Well, it’s a little bit of a longer story, but Twitter eventually landed me this summer’s internship. It all started with a simple “Throwback Thursday,” tweet with an anchor at the TV station. That lead to […]