Frequently Asked Questions About Working With the Media

What will happen if I turn down an interview?

It's okay; others will call

Will I receive questions in advance?

No.

What is meant by "off the record"?

No such thing.

What should I say if I'm asked something about which I'm unfamiliar?

"I don't know."

Will I get to review a story before it appears in print?

Probably not, but you can offer to review.

What should I do if I am misquoted?

Ask for a correction if it's serious.

How much time will I have in my radio or television interview to get my point across?

Figure on no more than 30 seconds.

What should I wear to a television interview?

Simple, conservative clothing in dark or solid colors, simple makeup, no tinted glasses.