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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, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder of Journalismfund.eu vzw (formerly known as the Belgian Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism) and the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). He is managing director of Journalismfund.eu. Debruyne is co-organizer of the... 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 he was a foreign correspondent and an investigative reporter for Page One. Schoofs played a key role in investigations ranging from abuse and fraud in Medicare to the international methamphetamine trade. He contributed to the Journal's coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. Prior to the Journal, Schoofs was a staff writer at The Village Voice, where he won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his eight-part series on AIDS in Africa. Schoofs has reported from more than 25 countries on four continents. He taught a journalism seminar at Yale University, and he holds two United States patents. Twitter... 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 work in The Post was an investigation into Howard University Hospital and its myriad problems (published March 25... Read More →

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

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