Talking to the media - interview guidelines

image of PRO logoPlease always inform the press team if you have been asked to do a media interview (even if it is after you have done it). If you are unsure of whether or not to do the interview, we are happy to discuss it with you and provide advice.

If you are called out of the blue by a journalist

This gives you time to think and plan what to say. However, be aware that most journalists’ deadlines are very short – hours rather than days.

Don’t be flattered or bulldozed into an interview you don’t feel comfortable doing. If you do wish to go ahead, here are some tips on how to handle the interview.

The key to a good interview is preparation

For TV specifically

Try to remember to say you are from the University of Bristol

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