The coronavirus pandemic has forced journalists to collect their stories from afar. Conducting an in-person interview is near impossible. On the telephone or on a video call, the ability to pay attention is crucial. Do you listen, or do you wait to ask? The National Press Club Journalism Institute has invited two of the best interviewers in journalism — Terry Gross and Michael Barbaro — to have a discussion on July 17, from 4-4:45 p.m., about the challenges and opportunities of interviewing now. Marketplace correspondent Kimberly Adams will moderate.
The first part of this program will be a conversation with Terry and Michael, and the second part of the program will be a Q&A with participants.
Terry Gross is the host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, the acclaimed radio interview program produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and distributed nationally by NPR. A good interviewer and a good conversationalist share a common trait, she once told the New York Times: “Being genuinely curious, and wanting to hear what the other person is telling you.”
Michael Barbaro is host of The Daily, the New York Times must-listen morning news podcast. In describing Barbaro’s signature style and tone, The New Yorker wrote the The Daily “offers not just facts but feels.”