Tuesday May 14, 2024

14:00 - 18:00 Workshop (including coffee/tea breaks)

18:00 - 20:00 Drinks reception with finger food and networking

Venue: Jean Hanson Room, Henriette Raphaelle Building,Guys Campus, King's College London, London SE1 1YR

Don't miss out on this workshop developed after huge demand for Alok's session at last year's Science & Technology Journalism Summer School.  

In this workshop you will learn how to interview to get the most out of your interviewee, how to get the answers you need, keep the interviewee engaged and on topic. A highly practical workshop that will see you interviewing scientists from King's College, and receiving feedback from our expert interviewer.

You will be required to do some pre-work for this workshop to research the scientists available for interview on the day.  

Workshop leader: Alok Jha, Science and Technology Editor, The Economist

Facilitator: Alex O'Brien, Vice-Chair, ABSW

ABSW Members' receive a registration discount.
Why not join the ABSW to enjoy members' rates and all the other benefits of ABSW membership?

Join Now

There are three places available free to ABSW members suffering financial hardship, please use the appropriate registration category below to apply for a free place by noon on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.  You will be asked some simple questions about your current situation and how the workshop will assist your career. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful in your application for support by Wednesday, May 1, 2024


With thanks to King's College London for partnering with the ABSW on the Interview Skills Workshop.

Alok Jha, Science and Technology Editor, The Economist

Alok Jha is the science and technology editor at The Economist. He's also the host of the paper's weekly science podcast, "Babbage". 

Before that, he was a science correspondent for ITV News and the Guardian, covering daily news and current affairs for more than a decade. He has also written and presented multiple TV and radio documentary series for the BBC. In 2018, he spent a year as a Wellcome fellow, developing new storytelling formats for complex topics.

He has reported from all over the world, including live from Antarctica, and is also the author of three popular science books, including “The Water Book” (Headline, 2015).

Alex O'Brien

Alex O’Brien is a science writer based in London, UK. Her work has been published by The Times, BBC, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Guardian and others.

In her first non-fiction science book ‘The Truth Detective’ she calls on all of us to regularly interrogate the narratives and information we are given. It’s a book on critical thinking.

She is particularly passionate about teaching critical thinking skills to young people. She spearheaded the UK Young Science Writer Award, which is aimed at students from state-funded schools to help encourage them into a career in STEM.

When she doesn’t write she competes on the global poker circuit.

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
ABSW Member £40.00 Members only
ABSW Student Member £20.00 Members only
Hardship Fund Application Free Members only
KCL Student £20.00
Non Member £100.00
Non Member Student £50.00

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