Frank Sesno


Frank Sesno is director of the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) at The George Washington University. As SMPA director, Sesno leads a faculty of nearly two dozen world-class professors who research and teach journalism, political communication and the impact of digital media in international affairs. Sesno teaches classes on environmental multimedia reporting, ethics in journalism, documentary and ‘the art of the interview.’


The Art of the Interview: Asking the Questions that Count

Too often in their careers, journalists must hone their interviewing skills on the fly, but with proper technique, one can learn there is both an art and science to good interviewing. The combination of a disciplined approach and active listening will lead to more information, greater insight and better relationships with your sources. Frank Sesno has practiced the art of the interview all of his life and will dissect the process in this engaging and interactive conversation.