I had the privilege of shooting a very important video of an interview for the Herald. It was one interview we were by no means expecting to get, but one that was absolutely necessary.
A lot of times the media gets a bad reputation for portraying a story in a certain light and often times it’s because they only show one side of the story. As a journalist, I try to make sure that with any story I tell, I show every side.
When WKU shut down the swim team, the story got shared nationwide, but from only one perspective. We were sitting at the Herald and saying to each other, What about the coaches? What about the students? What it going to happen to them now?
We finally got a hold of Claire Donahue who is not only a WKU Swim Alumnus, but is also an Olympic athlete who still trained at our facility with the coaches and is a mentor to a lot of the athletes on the team. We agreed that those affected most by this decision also needed to be heard.
Giving a voice to those who feel their voice isn’t being heard is why I do what I do. Thank you Claire for opening up to us and showing us the other side of the story.