Kosovo, 2003

In the first year of vj schooling, I went to Kosovo. I literally wandered around for 7 weeks trying to find a story. My albanian fixer's father got held for questioning by the UN regarding his actions during the conflict and so my fixer had to stay with his father in their village.  Five days in, I found my self with out a driver, translator, or guide.  No story.

I learned a lot during that time, and I want to share some of that here. Over the next couple of days I'll be posting a few lessons that all up coming journalists, and all story tellers need to know.