Master class: Interviewing *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2020 NICAR Conference
  • Speakers: Monica Rhor of Houston Chronicle; Audra Burch of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Galerie 5 - 2nd floor
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to master the interview to hold your sources accountable. This workshop will move from getting the interview, to conducting the interview, to capitalizing on the interview when it’s time to write. 

This master class by investigative reporters Monica Rohr and Audra Burch is designed to teach you:

*how — and when — to land a tough interview

*how to prepare before an interview and also adapt on the spot

*the power of silence

*the power of sincerity

*interviewing people who have been hurt, and interviewing the people who hurt them

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Audra D.S. Burch is a National Correspondent for The New York Times focusing on race, identity and hate crimes. Before joining the Times, she was a senior reporter at The Miami Herald specializing in narrative and investigative journalism. Burch was part of a two-person team that uncovered systematic abuses in Florida's juvenile justice system. "Fight Club" was a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Burch launched her career at the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana.

  • Monica Rhor is an editorial writer/columnist and member of the Houston Chronicle's editorial board. She also has been a staff writer for USA TODAY, Associated Press, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer and Orange County Register. Monica, who was born in Ecuador and raised in New Jersey, has taught high school journalism and English and served as lead on the National Association of Hispanic Journalists student project, @monicarhor

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