UTA Radio had special press access to both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, thanks to a pair of internships with The Washington Center.
Economics major Curtwin Bismark and public relations major Lauren Devoll are interning with the non-profit Washington Center this fall.
â€œThe internship allows for both students to attend the conventions, but only if they have a media sponsor,â€ says Faculty Advisor Lance Liguez. â€œAs a condition of being sponsored, both students have agreed to act as special correspondents for UTA Radio.â€
In addition to their internship duties, both students provided UTA Radio with photos and interviews for use on the stationâ€™s newscasts, website, and various social media outlets. Devoll atttended the RNC in August; Bismark attended the DNC in Sept.