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The New Question Set for What I Do, An Explaining Crime Series

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Version 1.05 (Current)

Version 1.05 is available below and has one change. Instead of asking for the participant’s “location”, which I think implies their residence or where they are when they’re answering the questions, I’m asking where they’re “based”, which I believe gets at what I want (geographical context), without asking for information that may be too sensitive.

Version 1.04

Version 1.03 available here. Version 1.04 has two substantive changes:

  1. The inquiry regarding the participant’s location became the new question 1
  2. A new question was added (7) about the key to getting through to the audience.

The questions, version 1.05

Note: While all questions are primarily focused on what you do in the crime content space, bring in what you think is relevant. Also, assume that readers are somehow engaged in similar work (or want to be), though their medium, audience, experience, and background may vary.

  1. Where are you based?
  2. What do you do?
  3. Who is your audience?
  4. What are the most useful tools in your work?
  5. Who or what are the most useful sources of information in your work?
  6. What’s your process? (That is, how do you go from finding ideas through to finished content?)
  7. What’s the key to getting through to your audience?
  8. How do you distribute or otherwise share your work?
  9. What’s something you wish people understood about crime, justice, or another related topic?
  10. Why do you do this work?
  11. What was your path to doing this?
  12. What advice would you give to someone just starting out who wants to do what you do?
  13. What book, podcast, documentary, or anything else would you recommend to people reading this?
  14. Who else would you like to see answer these questions?
  15. What do you do in your off-time to decompress from such heavy subject matter?
  16. What haven’t I asked you about that you’d like to add?