The art of the interview

  • Event: 2016 Memphis Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Cheryl W. Thompson of NPR
  • Date/Time: Friday, Apr. 8 at 4:50pm
  • Location: See printed schedule for room information
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Learn the best ways to approach sources, prepare and handle the interview process. Advice for conducting video interviews for your website. Plenty of tips and strategies for handling tough situations, ethical trouble-spots, etc.

Speaker Bios

  • Cheryl W. Thompson is IRE board president and an investigative correspondent for NPR. Prior to joining NPR in January, she spent 22 years at The Washington Post. Her investigations include local political corruption, cops killed by guns, witnesses killed for cooperating with police, people who died after being Tasered by police, and the unsolved murders of six black girls nearly 50 years ago. Her awards include a shared Pulitzer, an Emmy, IRE and two NABJ awards. 

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