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The way we interview our sources has changed during the pandemic. Video calls have become the norm but the virtual environment makes it harder to fully engage with people. 

In her article for the International Journalists’ Network, Marie Naudascher sets out how to successfully conduct an interview on the platform in this article.

Advice ranges from carefully choosing your language, to time management, asking open-ended questions and preparation. 

"If you notice that the recording quality is poor and the interviewee cannot move to another spot, ask them to cut the camera. If the content is good enough already, shorten the call. If you need more time to speak with your interview subject, you can switch to a conventional call. This will avoid wasting time discussing and trying to resolve the technical issues," reads one tip. 

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