Let the games begin: Journalism student from Wichita interning at 2018 Winter Olympics
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Braxton Jones, senior in digital media journalism at Kansas State University, is at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, serving as a production assistant intern. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University student is getting a behind-the-scenes look at how the 2018 Winter Olympic Games are produced for a worldwide television audience.
Braxton Jones, a senior in digital media journalism in the university's A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, is serving as a production assistant intern at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
One of 40 interns selected, Jones is handling multiple responsibilities at the games, including script running for studio shows, assisting sports producers with footage needs, transcribing quotes and basic research.
"I'm really excited to be able to travel and intern for the 2018 Winter Olympics," said Jones, who is from Wichita and a graduate of Derby High School. "I am extremely blessed to have this opportunity and cannot wait to see what is in store."
This is Jones' fourth internship. He has previously interned at the Kansas City Chiefs’ training camp, at NBC in New York City in summer 2016 and with CBS in Los Angeles in summer 2017.
"Out of all the internships I have had so far, I can say I am most excited for this one," Jones said. "After getting the call in September, the clock has been in countdown mode and now it is finally here. I am grateful to be able to represent Kansas State University and the A.Q Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and I hope that my experience will inspire others to go after whatever their heart desires."
Jones' internship runs through the end of the month.