*Be An Informed Interviewee*

This is a lesson I learned the hard way. A few years ago, I willingly spoke to a college intern for a college project. Fast forward a few years… From that interview, my name and quotes were taken out of context and applied to a sensationalist piece of journalism that I did not approve.  Because the writer manipulated my words to fit her piece, there were little to no opportunities for recourse.

This experience made me realize the importance of  documenting, in writing, the acceptable terms of use regarding interviews and conversations. I now ask to proof any article in which I may be considered a contributor, as well.

Be careful and cautious with your words- because you may not realize how they could be used!

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