Working with Laura on our final project for Toolkit II has been a good experience. Our final project, Lending a Helping Hand: Healthcare services for the needy in Gainesville, Florida, is about healthcare in Alachua County. To conduct our interviews, we were blessed with the help of a great clinic and an amazing person.
The Terry story is warm and very touching, such that its complexity made it difficult to produce a 180 second report and relate it to the big picture of the healthcare issue.
After two weeks of waiting, our interview subject, Terry Harmon, still hadn’t shown up. “Any back-up ides for our project?”, we asked ourselves. Although Terry finally granted us an interview, this experience made me aware that any good reporter should always have alternative ideas and a contingency plan prior to beginning interviews.