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How to Give Interviews

Giving interviews is the most basic science communication skill you need.

As an interviewee, you only focus on preparing to communicate your expert knowledge to a specific audience. Everything else (writing, drawing, producing, editing, publishing, promoting, etc.) is done by someone else!

I have been interviewing academics on a plethora of topics since 2017.

I condensed my experience as an interviewer into a set of rules which I follow and have since found confirmed by the experiences of seasoned science journalists with decades of experience.

From this experience I reverse-engineered this short tutorial series.

It conveys the core principles of how to address lay audiences and some basics about journalism and gives you actionable advice on how to prepare.

Who is your target audience?
What does the science journalist need to know?
What may an in-depth interview look?

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