CALIFORNIA SUNDAY -- “I’m a journalism major. I’d always loved to write, and I was interested in covering sports — specifically basketball. It’s the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., and I thought I could find a niche there.
“Last summer, I got an internship at a daily newspaper in Los Angeles. It was a big office, but more than half of the desks were empty, and it was very quiet — there was little interaction between people working there. I knew that the industry was shaky, but seeing it firsthand was eye-opening.”