GETTING THE MOST FROM AN INTERVIEW

with Chenjerai Kumanyika, journalist, producer, and host


You have one hour with a guest you may not talk to on the mic again. How do you make sure your interview makes an impact and gets the tape you need to produce an excellent story? Join Chenjerai Kumanyika for a session on the difference between a source and a character, and the difference between a good interview and a great one.


Saturday, October 15

44:45 PM

ICA Auditorium | Open to anyone with a RESONATE badge

ABOUT CHENJERAI KUMANYIKA

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Chenjerai Kumanyika researches, reports and teaches in NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Alongside his scholarship and teaching, disciplinary service on the intersections of social justice and media, Kumanyika specializes in using narrative non-fiction audio journalism to critique the ideology of American historical myths about issues such as race, the Civil War, and policing. He has written in scholarly venues such as Popular Music & Society, Popular Communication, The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture, as well as public venues such as The Intercept, Transom, NPR Codeswitch, All Things Considered, Invisibilia, and VICE. Kumanyika is also the co-creator, co-executive producer and co-host of Uncivil, Gimlet Media’s podcast on the Civil War and he is the collaborator for Scene on Radio’s influential Season 2 “Seeing White,” and Season 4 on the history of American democracy.

Kumanyika’s work has been recognized with several prestigious honors including the George Foster Peabody Award (2018) for Uncivil and The Media Literate Media Award (NAMLE) for Scene on Radio (2021). In 2021, he received the Union of Democratic Communications’ Dallas Smythe Award for his career accomplishments and advocacy.