Four Things Scientists Should Watch Out for During Media Interviews

This was originally written as part of a series on helping scientists effectively work with journalists. You can check out all the installments in a pay-what-you-can ebook. And, of course, there’s more to learn at the online course.

This part of the series covers what to avoid during an interview, including key strategies for answering badly framed or off-the-wall questions.


Also published on Medium.

About the Author Aaron Huertas

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

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    , 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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