Christine Gorman blogs from Malawi

Christine Gorman has just posted a series of entries on her blog about her global health reporting project on nursing in Malawi. (She was off-line in the rural north for awhile but now she’s back in range and has back-posted a whole bunch of stuff.) If you haven’t been following her, you should really start from the beginning with the description of her reporting project and then read through all the entries since her arrival in Malawi mid-June. There’s a nice combo of seriousness but also lightness of tone on the blog. The posts are worth reading not just for what she’s focusing on in her research (the state of health care and the nursing profession in Malawi) but for her observations on her own journalistic process including her transition from veteran print reporter to multimedia freelancer now recording audio and shooting pictures as well as taking notes. Her self-deprecating anecdotes are both funny and instructive. And it’s lovely to have the feeling of perching on a fellow journalist’s shoulder as she goes about her work, taking stock of what she’s finding, saving up questions she still wants to ask, thinking out loud about what’s important in the interviews and scenes she’s scooping up to help her tell her tale.  Check it out.

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One response to “Christine Gorman blogs from Malawi

  1. Hi Jeb! Thanks for the plug. I’ve been putting your tips to good use in recording audio. I’m amazed at how many squeaking chairs and creaking doors there are but am starting to get better about ferreting them out ahead of time–or if need be, stopping the recording and taking care of them then starting over again. What a trip!

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