Plan, Schedule, Then Just Wing It

It seems like we will be spending a lot of time on the road here in Uganda. I’ve been warned about the traffic in Kampala, but given the epic nature of the jams in Cairo, where I normally work, I think I’m well-prepared. Meanwhile, I was reminded this morning that key skills for a reporter are patience and flexibility… So when the interview you’ve had scheduled for weeks calls at midnight effectively destroying your plan for the day, you take a deep breath, smile, and still go out to get your story.

-Kimberly Adams