No matter what field of journalism you work in there’s always the need to help your sources relax and open up. It might be so they give some of the more intimate details of a story, or to stray from the party line into their more personal thoughts, but building rapport is vital to get the best interview.
Pulitzer-Prize winning feature writer Lane DeGregory shared some of her tips on developing sources with Poynter and has some techniques and ideas that are worth remembering.
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