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Talking to Strangers: How to Get the Eager, the Reluctant and Even the Haters to Give a Good Interview

Interviewing is the single most important way journalists get information. Yet sometimes the perfect interview feels more like luck than skill. But great interviews aren’t the result of serendipity and intuition. They’re the result of careful planning and good journalistic habits. This session will give you the tools you’ll need to get people to talk to you, and to get worthwhile information from them. This is a useful session particularly for younger journalists who feel perhaps too tied to screens for their information, when it is faces and voices that reveal one’s true humanity.