This morning I showed my Picture Story class what is really my first draft of a video and photographic essay the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail in Columbia, Mo. The nine-mile trail connects to the state-wide Katy Trail in McBaine, Mo.
This is in rough form, unfortunately, because the past couple of weeks have been consumed by my proposed project to fulfill the requirements of the M.A. program here at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Before I begin work on that project, which will take me back to Lake Michigan, I will be working to improve this essay. Foremost, I plan to speak with Brett Dufur, author of The Complete Katy Trail Guidebook, as well as Columbia’s former mayor, Darwin Hindman, who was a champion of projects like the MKT Trail and Stephens Lake Park.
That said, if you have any other suggestions for people to talk to whose voice would strengthen this piece, I am all ears, so to speak!