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30 Minute Skills: How to Interview Hostile Sources
While many difficult interviews can be foreseen, the preparation leading up to them remains crucial and often challenging. Hostile sources can derail an interview — or avoid one altogether — if journalists are not adequately equipped for the confrontation.

By attending this class, you'll learn:

- How to lay the foundation for a productive interview with a hostile source.

- The strategies needed to keep a confrontational interview safe and on topic.

- Ways to follow up with a hostile source to prevent unnecessary confrontation during future interviews.

May 11, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jenifer McKim
@GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting
Jenifer McKim is a deputy investigative editor with the GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting. She specializes in social justice issues including human trafficking, criminal justice, child welfare and consumer debt. She has won numerous awards, including two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and the Freedom of Information Award from the New England First Amendment Coalition. She was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Before joining the center in 2013, McKim worked as a staff writer at The Boston Globe, the Orange County Register in Southern California and the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico. She is a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Boston University.