Audie Cornish. Photo by Doby Photography/NPR

The Burning Question

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The interview may be the core of what we do as radio producers. Conduct a solid interview and the rest will follow. Blow the interview and you may have blown the story. Even clever writing might not save the day if an interview goes south.

With that in mind, I figure you can never have enough information about interviewing. And who better to talk about interviewing than Audie Cornish who says she conducts a solid fifteen interviews a week for NPR’s All Things Considered. So, get out a pencil and paper because Audie offers some solid tips from years of experience and a gazillion interviews.

Here’s a link to the book Audie mentioned, Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production.

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