Building Rapport

Jeff Chu speaks of the ways he builds a rapport with people he is interviewing. This, he says, is a crucial step in the journalistic process.

Contributor: Jeff Chu
Princeton Theological Seminary, 2016




Jeff Chu is an award-winning journalist and author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?—which was featured on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. A contributing writer at Fast Company, he grew up as a journalist at TIME and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, and numerous other publications. He dreams of writing as well as Roxane Gay, David Grann, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. He loves bacon and his mom’s fried rice. He hates marzipan.