Bring Empathy to Your Reporting to Cultivate Sources

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Bring Empathy to Your Reporting to Cultivate Sources

Learn how to use empathy to connect with sources and better tell their stories with The Washington Post’s Robert Samuels.

This webinar is available on demand as a replay. It was originally broadcast in 2020.

Overview

  • Connect with diverse sources and tell better stories
  • Get behind-the-scenes stories from a Washington Post reporter about preparing and conducting interviews

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

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Learning Outcomes

You will leave the session knowing how to:

  • Approach a source in real life — especially if that person might not identify with you.
  • Build a connection with sources during the pandemic.

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

Overview

  • Connect with diverse sources and tell better stories
  • Get behind-the-scenes stories from a Washington Post reporter about preparing and conducting interviews

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This On Poynt webinar with Robert Samuels was originally broadcast on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The replay is available now.

One of the greatest skills a reporter can have is being able to understand another person’s perspective and then share that story. How do you gain someone’s trust that you will treat their story with dignity?

And how do you establish that rapport quickly if your source might be experiencing heightened emotions?

Join Robert Samuels — a Washington Post national political reporter who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people — as he offers practical advice about how to connect with sources whose life experiences might differ from yours.

 

Instructors

  • Robert Samuels
    National Political Reporter, The Washington Post
    Robert Samuels is a national political reporter for The Washington Post who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people. He travels the country...
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