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Journalists, interviews and the crying game

When someone cries in front of you, how do you feel? What if you’re the one who made them cry? Watch this video and note how it makes you feel. A prevailing opinion among TV news crews and others who interview people … Continue reading

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Common themes reduce cultural distance

Effective stories can result from simply spotting familiar themes in unfamiliar cultures. For a Seed Company-engaged project in Guatemala, Bible translators provided quick, personal stories about Scripture-related conversations with friends. Here’s one: One day, Jakalteko translator Josefa was talking with … Continue reading

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Emotional interviews, Part 2

Back to our conversation from last week, about ethics and interviewing. At Crossfield News, our interdenominational mission news agency, we’ve developed a set of ethical guidelines for reporting, based on three goals: We will observe without obstructing, we will report … Continue reading

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