Interviewing workshop

  • Event: 2017 Vancouver Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Kathryn Gretsinger of University of British Columbia; Harvey Cashore of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 20 at 1:45pm
  • Location: Multipurpose Room
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Learn how to approach sources and prepare and manage difficult interviews. How to do investigative interviews and tips and strategies for handling tough situations and ethical trouble spots.

Speaker Bios

  • Harvey Cashore is a producer with CBC's The Fifth Estate. This year he produced a major expose into school bus safety, which revealed how the lack of seatbelts has led to numerous injuries and deaths among school age children across North America. The Fifth Estate investigation also revealed how Transport Canadas own safety reports showed that school buses without seatbelts had failed safety tests -- but never told the public.

  • Kathryn Gretsinger is the lead instructor of the Integrated Journalism Program at the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She also contributes to the International Reporting program and the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course. She also runs the School’s Internship program. Kathryn’s career in journalism began in the late 80s when she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada’s public broadcaster. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and she has worked to develop her journalistic skills to reflect the technological change in the industry.

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    Learn how to approach sources and prepare and manage difficult interviews. How to do investigative interviews and tips and strategies for handling tough situations and ethical trouble spots.