It's that time of year again!
The Running of the Interns has arrived.
It is a beautiful, time honored tradition. But why do the interns run?
The interns run because recording devices are strictly forbidden inside the court. Therefore, broadcast interns must run hard copies of Supreme Court decisions out to their network broadcasting locations in front of SCOTUS.
It is not a short distance:
It is also D.C. in June, so it is scorching hot and oppressively humid outside.
Important: Not every Supreme Court decision is groundbreaking news. Most inconsequential decisions involve power-walking interns.
But on days of major consequence, it's intern beastmode time.
The interns run fast so their networks can report on the decision first. This is what they see as they deliver the decisions:
Interns come prepared in their running shoes:
Because Shannon Bream wants that decision, NOW!
This year's winner of the Running of the Interns is CNBC intern Lauren Langille, delivering the King v Burwell decision.
Lauren crushed it out of the gate:
Then she turnt up.
This is how close the competition got:
Lauren, the American Pharoah of interns:
After Lauren came many other, noble competitors:
Each with their own unique running technique:
Veteran nametag move.
Including this well respected man...
...who is an NBC intern & tells IJReview “Pete Williams told me to pace myself,” and concluded by saying his internship was the...
Lauren, a Masters of Journalism student at the University of Missouri, says, “I just like to win.”
“In news we pride ourselves in being first so I'm just doing my job as an intern. I'll be ready for the next one.”