By Amy Herdy
Editor’s note: Amy Herdy, a former Denver Post and Channel 9 journalist who’s currently the advisor for the University of Colorado at Boulder’sCUIndependent.com online newspaper, is in Pakistan under the auspices of the State Department. Her mission: to give students and professional journalists the tools they need to improve the media in their country.
I am heading to Pakistan as part of the speaker program for the U.S. State Department. I am to give journalism workshops on the topics of advanced interviewing and trauma journalism.
To say you are going to Pakistan is to suddenly render people hard of hearing.
“Pakistan? PAKISTAN? You’re going to Pakistan?” is the reaction I’ve gotten from various people at least a half-dozen times this past week after being asked if I had any travel plans for the summer. Continue reading