Friday, November 17 • 15:45 - 17:00
The Art of Interviewing

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The interview is one of the most important tools we as journalists have to obtain information, to expand on information we find from other sources, and to clarify facts and see things from different perspectives. 

Unfortunately, too many journalists believe interviewing is simply a matter of asking questions and taking down the responses. Often, we pay little attention to this key skill. But to be a truly effective journalist requires that we hone our interviewing skills to an art. This session will offer tips and guidelines from two of the best in the business.


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Ides Debruyne

Managing director/co-founder, Journalismfund Europe
Ides Debruyne is the co-founder and managing director of Journalismfund Europe (Brussels) and co-founder of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). He is also the founder and chair of "SciMingo" (promotes science communication in the Flemish region) and... Read More →

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Mark Schoofs

Investigations & Projects Editor, BuzzFeed News
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Schoofs is Buzzfeed News' Investigations & Projects Editor. He was previously a senior editor at ProPublica, the non-profit investigative reporting organization. Before that, he had worked for more than 11 years at The Wall Street Journal, where... Read More →
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Cheryl W. Thompson

Associate Professor/Investigative Journalist, George Washington University/The Washington Post
   Cheryl W. Thompson is an associate professor teaching investigative reporting and advanced news writing at George Washington University, writes investigative stories for The Washington Post and is vice president of Investigative Reporters and Editors.    Her most recent... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,