It’s no secret that a key ingredient in the recipe for good journalism is possessing strong interviewing skills. The best in the business know how to craft a good question. So what better way to improve your skills than to interview an expert on the subject?
This Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Scripps 111, RTDNA will Skype with John “Jack” Brady about the art of interviewing. Brady has written several books about the subject, including The Craft of Interviewing and Interviewer’s Handbook: A Guerrilla Guide for Reporters and Writers.
This meeting is open to all journalism students, as Brady will discuss interviewing techniques for both broadcast and other journalism mediums.
For more information about Brady, please read his biography below and consult his website: www.johnbrady.info.
John (“Jack”) Brady is a writer, editor, author and biographer. He is currently working on a book about Clay Felker, the visionary journalist and founding editor of New York magazine, who died in 2008. He is the author of five books, including the investigative biography Bad Boy: The Life and Politics of Lee Atwater (Addison Wesley/Perseus). Christopher Buckley called the book “A riveting account of the most unlikely Republican in the history of American politics.” Brady has also written The Craft of Interviewing (Random House), widely used in journalism programs; Craft of the Screenwriter (Simon and Schuster), used in screen writing classes; and the Interviewer’s Handbook: A Guerrilla Guide for Reporters and Writers (The Writer Books), published in 2004. He was editor-in-chief at Writer’s Digest and Boston magazine, and founding editor of The Artist’s Magazine. His byline has appeared in New York magazine, New Times, Esquire, American Film, The Sunday New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine and numerous other publications. His interview with author Evan Connell appeared in the March 2011 issue of The Writer magazine. He has taught journalism at Boston University and has been visiting professional at the Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University and was Hearst Visiting Professor at the University of Missouri Journalism School.