Art of the interview

  • Event: 2017 Des Moines Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Steve Chamraz of WTMJ-Milwaukee; Barbara Rodriguez of The Des Moines Register
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 30 at 11:30am
  • Location: Capital Square, Community Rm
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn the best ways to approach sources, prepare for and handle the interview process, including tips and strategies for handing tough situations and ethical trouble spots.

Speaker Bios

  • Steve Chamraz is a news anchor and investigative reporter for WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. He's also led market-leading investigative reporting teams in Kansas City and St. Louis. Steve's work has been featured on the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes and Court TV. It has resulted in new state laws, reforms to the court system, the clean-up of illegal dumps, criminal investigations and the resignations of powerful public servants. He is a 1998 graduate of Marquette University.

  • Barbara Rodriguez is the statehouses reporter for The 19th. She most recently worked at the Des Moines Register, where she covered health care, politics and state government. Before that, Barbara was the Iowa statehouse reporter for The Associated Press, where she worked for a decade.


Related Tipsheets

  • Art of the Interview
    This presentation from Steve Chamraz and Barbara Rodriguez serves as a helpful guide for improving your interviews.