This is part of a series on helping scientists effectively work with journalists. The first installment covers what scientists and science communicators should consider before an interview. To read the rest of the series, along with a handy checklist for conducting media interviews, buy the ebook on Amazon or a get a complementary copy when you support this work on Patreon.
This part of the series covers what to avoid during an interview, including key strategies for answering badly framed or off-the-wall questions.
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Aaron Huertas is a science communicator and public relations professional who lives in Washington, DC.