When MacJournalism was invited to attend South by Southwest with PBS Student Reporting Labs, we are also informed of interviews that SRL would be conducting that they needed student reporters for. I was chosen to interview Olympic figure skater and children’s literature author Kristi Yamaguchi. For this project, I wrote questions and conducted the interview, but I also did the backend production work of organizing her responses into a script with an overarching narrative, finding B-roll and photos to include in the package and editing the segment together. This helped tell a story about Asian-American representation in sports, a somewhat untold story that Yamaguchi helped pave the way for as the first Asian-American to win a gold medal in a Winter Olympic competition.

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