The value of interviews

by Shari Graydon

Hanging out with someone who hasn’t been drinking your kool-aid is a useful thing to do, every now and again. Being asked questions that encourage you to articulate and defend the principles you hold dear forces you to get clearer about why you believe and act the way you do.

Earlier this week, Lauren McKeon of J-Source, a website of The Canadian Journalism Project, aimed her five questions at Informed Opinions.  She challenged us to clarify what exactly the absence of women’s perspectives means for media consumers, and to defend the notion of “a woman’s voice”.

Here’s what we said in response.