The ability to conduct a live interview that informs, entertains, and gets you "up close and personal" with a scientist is a skill that all science communicators — journalists, freelancers, and PIOs — should have as part of their repertoire. Live in an auditorium, online as a webcast or podcast, or recorded live before an audience for broadcast, direct interviews get people past the incomprehensible jargon, mind-boggling technology, and often overwhelming nature of science by sharing a personal interaction between two human beings. In this workshop, a panel of recognized experts on live interviewing who will provide tips, tricks, and insights (such as "Creating an interview that feels unstaged and truly conversational" and "Crafting follow-up questions on the spot") for a basic skill set that participants can take home with them.
Social media hashtag: #livescienceinterviewing
- Saturday, October 13th, 3:45 pm to 5:00 pmAdd to Calendar
- Jack Morton Auditorium
- Chris DuffyStandup comedian, television writer, and radio/podcast host, freelance, New York, N.Y.
- Stephany LoweScience enthusiast, writer, producer, and podcaster, freelance, Oceanside, Calif.
- Kirsten "Dr. Kiki" SanfordScience communicator, Broader Impact Productions, Portland, Ore.
- Brian MalowScience comedian, performer, producer, and interviewer, freelance, Raleigh, N.C.
- Michael E. NewmanSenior communications officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md.