Listening in Interviews: A Journalist-Turned-Historian’s Perspective – Dr. Leslie Pool of Rollins College

Dr. Leslie Poole of Rollins College talked to a Dr. Stone’s Listening class in the spring of 2016 about how she conducted interviews as a female journalist and how listening played a part of her approach. Her discussion is riddled with lots of good advice for interviewers, including tips such as embodying neutrality while having empathy; asking for clarification when you don’t understand; and letting the interviewee do the talking.

Poole also discusses balancing research and interviews to find the facts, evoking longer responses from interviewees, and even how to get a good interview with a person who is also running errands.

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