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Interviewing

Overcoming the challenges of using an interpreter during interviews

Working with an interpreter adds another layer of challenges to the interviewing process. We asked experienced foreign correspondents to find out what has worked for them.

Clothilde Goujard | May 02, 2017

How one French magazine conducts interviews via text messaging

Can an interview conducted over texting have the same level of nuance and depth as a spoken interview? France's Néon is experimenting with the medium to find out.

Clothilde Goujard | April 04, 2017

Q&A with Ami Vitale: Building relationships as a photojournalist

For photojournalists, developing intimate, trusting relationships can often make a difference in getting the perfect shot. Ami Vitale, a photographer for National Geographic, discusses what's worked for her.

Mandla Chinula | November 28, 2016

When interviewing trauma victims, proceed with caution and compassion

How can journalists get the full story of a traumatic event without bringing more harm to their interview subjects? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | November 07, 2016

Beyond breaking news: Humanizing violent events

Journalists covering violent breaking news events often find it difficult to find a human element within the story. Here are some tips to bring a more humanizing element to your reporting.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 31, 2016

Advice for interviewing refugees with respect and compassion

As the current refugee crisis continues to make headlines, how can journalists interview refugees without bringing up the horror, shock and fear they've experienced? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 25, 2016

Best apps and tools for recording phone or Skype interviews

Whether you’re using a landline, cell phone or Skype, there are a number of methods available for recording interviews, at a variety of price ranges. 

Jessica Weiss | January 15, 2015

Interviewing tips for journalists

A good interview uncovers and extracts important and newsworthy information that has been missed by others.

David Brewer | August 20, 2014

How to stay impartial during interviews

What are the essential attitudes a journalist needs when going out to report a story?

David Brewer | August 14, 2014

Cover it live: 20 tips for reporting from the scene

If an event is worth sending a journalist to cover in person, it’s worth covering live. Here's how.

Steve Buttry | July 02, 2014

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