For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper.
The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship can mean the difference between landing a job or being unemployed after commencement.
On Friday we highlighted The Plain Dealer's famous 2010 front page when LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Here's how that newspaper — and others, from Ohio to Florida — handled his decision to return to Northeast Ohio (most images courtesy Newseum):
In Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, the front page of Saturday's newspapers will be celebratory (here's a look at The Plain Dealer's). Throughout South Florida, the tone will likely be a little different.
Here's an early look at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's front page: