Studying the journalist

Once you have learned how to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know. – Neil Postman

I find it fascinating to listen to interviews with journalists. Their job hinges on their ability to build rapport and ask questions.

When you consider how critical asking questions is not just to journalism, but to life in general, you start to realize how little time you spend developing the skill.

Tomorrow, think about questions a little more intentionally. What’s your best question to get know someone? What questions do you ask when learning about a new subject?