We Want to Hear From You: Is it Ever Okay to Ask a Reporter a Question?

By Gerard Braud

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Corporate communicators, public relations people, and spokespeople who have been effectively media trained know that the interviewee wants to control their media interview. However, news reporters and journalists want to guide the interview. We want to hear from you this week by answering our PR discussion question, “Is it ever okay for the interviewee to ask a reporter a question?” What experience have you had with this scenario? When have you seen it go well, and when have you seen it go not-so-well? What is the appropriate and professional way to do this?

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