With the coronavirus keeping journalists socially distanced from their sources, Damian Radcliffe offers nine tips for journalists getting used to doing remote interviews. Preparing the technical side of an interview is key — test your recording app, check the Wi-Fi, and decide ahead of time whether you and your source will be on- or off-camera for a video interview. Be sure to get consent before recording, and ensure that your digital files have backups (and backups of your backups). And even if your recording was primarily intended for a written piece, using snippets of audio can boost engagement on social media. Click here to start.
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