Featuring Your Tips: Is it ever okay to ask a reporter a question?

By Gerard Braud

On Monday we polled the global online community of corporate communicators and public relations professionals to answer our PR discussion question, “Is it ever okay for the interviewee to ask a reporter a question?” Our BraudCast viewers and social media followers have weighed in with their expert opinions on the topic. We are now asking you, do you agree with them?

What do you have to add to the conversation? Does the answer depend on the relationship the interviewee has with the reporter? Or should all questions take place before the interview begins? What about if the interviewee is not clear on the question being asked? Hear from your colleagues and even other media trainers who have experience with this topic by watching this video, then add your comments.

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