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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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Build trust through the reporting process

Reporting stories from project sites can be a wonderful trust builder among organizations and their prayer and financial partners. This requires care, because it’s just as easy to violate that trust if the people you interview or photograph are surprised … 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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Keep asking until he cracks

If you’ve been watching the Winter Olympics this week, you probably saw that cringe-worthy interview of Alpine skier Bode Miller by NBC’s Christin Cooper. Cooper asked Miller about his emotions and about his late brother. Then asked again. And again, … Continue reading

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