For some reporters, coming up with ideas seems to be as natural as inhaling and exhaling. Usually, these are reporters who are deeply involved in their communities and really have their finger on the pulse. It’s harder when you’re a student — a temporary resident of the place.
But one of the things you can do is spend time at “Third Places” — places where people gather and talk informally, like a hair salon or a laundromat. Please watch this video for tomorrow. I know it’s a little corny (it has instructional video qualities about it) but it’s still valuable.
Think about some Third Places in Columbia. Where do hear people having in-depth conversations about the things that are important to them? What does this video have to say about how people should be approached in one of these places?