"Is it okay to ask the reporter to send me their list of questions before the interview?"
I get this question at least once a week. And the answer I give is a qualified "no".
I get the impulse to want to ask the reporter for a nice list of all the questions they're going to ask you. After all, you want the interview (and resulting story) to be a success. You want to give yourself an edge. To have an early warning system for any potential surprises. Here's the problem: Getting the reporter's questions in advance is really a false security blanket that can cause more problems than it solves...Read More