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eAlert: ‘The rough guide to interviewing’

Johann Tasker
01206 263807
Johann Tasker

 ‘The rough guide to interviewing’

9.00am to 5.00pm
hursday, 7 July 2016

bbey Park
V8 2TQ 

As part of the Guild’s CPD programme available to all members, we are holding ‘The rough guide to interviewing’ training course on Thursday, 7th July 2016.

Run by training consultant David Mascord, this practical, one-day course provides a short, sharp guide for journalists and PR people who want to improve their interviewing skills. The session is suitable for anyone who wants to make the most of different interview situations in order to get the best possible material for their stories.

Course content

  • What makes a good journalistic interview?
  • What we can learn from others
  • Types of question and when to ask them
  • How phrasing your questions can make a difference
  • Strategies for different types of interview
  • Handling difficult interviewees
  • A brief guide to interviewees’ body language
  • Interview practice

About the trainer

David Mascord has more than 20 years’ experience in journalism and editorial training. He has worked in staff and freelance roles for consumer and B2B print and web titles.

He is a training consultant delivering training for staff at major publishers, including RBI and Time Inc UK (formerly IPC), and is an associate lecturer in journalism and media law at Bournemouth University and Southampton Solent University.

The cost of the workshop - including lunch and refreshments, plus all handouts - is £95.00.

To secure your place, please book online at

Please book no later than Friday, 1 July

For further details, call Julie Mate, BGAJ Council and CPD Facilitator on 07775 847123 or email:

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