Interview training resource: Learning to ask good questions

Interviewing people is kind of amazing, right?

I’m inspired by journalists shining a light on our fraying democracy, researchers discovering something new with every human encounter, storytellers weaving together strands of narrative from a whole host of voices, and everyday people practicing radical caring and empathy.

When we ask each other questions and care about the answers, new possibilities are born into lives on rails.

I wouldn’t say I’m an expert at interviewing. But I’ve done a lot of it over the years, and I was recently invited to share some of what I know with a group of students embarking on a research project.

So I give you Interviewing for research & media production, a fully remixable interview training resource to share or build on next time you want to help your students or colleagues get the most out of the opportunity to ask good questions of people with something to say. Which is everyone.

As always, would love to hear your feedback—or about ways you do interview training in your setting. Enjoy!

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