During the interview

During the Interview


  • What’s “on the record”: About 67% of journalists infrequently or never explain what being on the record means when interviewing a scientists; only 33% always or most of time explain at what point an interview is on the record.
  • Possible follow-ups: Almost 60% of journalists responded that they always or almost always explain to scientists if there will be any more follow-ups to the interview.
  • Make recommendations: A little over 50% of journalists note that they always or most of the time ask scientist to recommend other for them to speak to. However, 50% of journalists also noted that they infrequently or never mention who else they will be interviewing for their story.

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