Senior Spotlight: Daniel Hollingworth

by Juliana Dellamarggio

For Daniel Hollingworth, the newsroom is his home. The senior journalism major and communication studies minor currently works with ABC6/WLNE-TV as the nightside assignment editor after starting out as a news intern.

At ABC6/WLNE-TV, Hollingworth writes web stories, edits reporters’ packages on Adobe Premiere, and helps producers write scripts for newscasts’ anchors. He also shadowed journalists in the field to see how they actively composed a news story.

Hollingworth credits professor John Pantalone’s JOR 410 (Ethics in Journalism) course for preparing him for the certain ethical decisions that need to be made on a daily basis by reporters, and Professor Kendall Moore’s JOR 330 (Television News) course for preparing him for what to expect in a TV newsroom.

“Through my internship, I learned that there is so much to learn in journalism that can’t be taught in a classroom,” Hollingworth said. “Every day is different for a reporter so you can’t have expectations when you come to work, and you need to be prepared for whatever story is thrown your way.”

After graduation, Hollingworth will continue working full-time for ABC6/WLNE-TV as the nightside assignment editor. For future journalists and those who want to get into the world of broadcast journalism, Hollingworth’s advice is simple – use the technology provided by the Harrington School.

“Take advantage of the resources the Harrington School provides and will continue to provide in the future with the new broadcast studio in Chafee,” Hollingworth said. “Ranger Hall now features state-of-the-art technology that some radio and TV stations in Rhode Island don’t even have. It’s a true privilege to have such resources at our disposal as a Harrington student.”