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News Interviewing Skills

News Interviewing Skills

London College of Communication
Taught by
Tony Padman, A respected industry expert


Whether you are an investigative reporter or an entertainment journalist, good interviewing skills are crucial to cracking a great story and getting the information your audience wants. This one-day course provides insight, examples, practical tools, and experience interviewing all kinds of people.

Topics Covered

  • Preparing for an interview
  • Getting the most from your interview
  • Dealing with difficult interviewees
  • Best practice
  • Interview editing

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the pre-interview process and why it is essential
  • Deal with difficult interviewees
  • Confidently probe for the information you need

Who Should Attend
Journalists and those looking to learn or improve news interviewing skills.


Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to go on and develop your writing skills with Effective Writing for Journalists or build your online presence with Social Media for Journalists.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke news interviewing and journalism courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page or view a Sky: News Interviewing Skills Training case study..

Tutor Description

Tony Padman has been a journalist for local, regional, European and national newspapers since 1999. After spending five years in news, he moved to features specializing in stories on health, religion, sport and education. He now concentrates on entertainment journalism for the national newspapers.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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