Four Things Scientists Should Watch Out for During Media Interviews

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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About the Author Aaron Huertas

Aaron Huertas is a science communicator and public relations professional who lives in Washington, DC.

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Responding to Science News Coverage: From Corrections to Celebration – Science Communication Media says last year

[…] installments include what to do before an interview, best practices for interviews, and pitfalls to avoid. Links to these posts, including video versions, are also on the online […]

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Five Ways Scientists Can Conduct More Effective Interviews – Science Communication Media says last year

[…] scientists and science communicators should consider before an interview. You can also read about pitfalls to avoid, and what to do after an interview. Links to these posts, including video versions, are also on […]

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    Cammie says 7 months ago

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    http://www./ says 7 months ago

    , he grades papers harshly, definitely has favorites in the class, and sometimes seems to pick on things that are so minute that you can’t tell if it’s something really amazing or if he’s making contrived connections.

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