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Talking to Strangers: Craft and Conduct Interviews That Will Get Even the Haters to Talk
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Talking to Strangers: Craft and Conduct Interviews That Will Get Even the Haters to Talk

8/30/2018
When: August 30, 2018
12pm EDT/9am PDT
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: RTDNA

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Even in an era of data journalism, we still need the perspective of human beings to translate, explain and humanize our stories. We need to be able to talk to experts, witnesses, officials, perpetrators, stakeholders and victims. But getting them to talk to us can be a challenge. Getting people to talk to us, and then getting them to tell us something useful, doesn't have to be all instinct, or all luck. This workshop gives practical advice on procuring, and then conducting, great interviews that get past clichés and get you quality responses.

Dean Nelson is the director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, a freelancer for the New York Times, and publications including the Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Magazine, Westways Magazine and elsewhere. His book Talk To Me: How To Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro will be published next year.

 

 

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