A university professor visited TNKR to interview the co-directors for a magazine article. He was prepared! Several pages of notes, he had read many articles about TNKR and even watched some of the videos in our YouTube channel.
People sometimes ask me: What is the benefit of media writing about TNKR?
1) It builds a track record for us. 2) It can inform people about us, occasionally causing new members to find us.
Definitely answer 1 is becoming more common these days, reporters and writers have no excuse showing up ignorant about our program.
Sometimes I have mixed feelings about interviews. TNKR looks much more powerful in the media than it is in reality. We rarely turn down interviews, but I also know that people also overestimate our capacity.
A photographer from the magazine came to visit TNKR.
We were in the middle of several things–wrapping up an orientation session, saying goodbye to volunteer applicants, transitioning to another orientation. We had to stop for a few minutes to take a few photos.