|What can you teach us about the art of the interview?
Before you go for an interview, read as much about the person you are going to meet. Then make a list of the questions that you are going to ask. Dress well. Look good. Give off positive vibrations. Always have a smile on your face. Be non-judgmental about the interviewee. He may be rich or poor, a saint or a murderer, but have no bias in your mind. Watch Larry King at work: he shows no prejudice. Show a lot of respect to the person who is being interviewed. Gradually, he will open up and the end result is always a good interview.
Not much, just be punctual, courteous and forget not that an interview is a favor granted to you by your interviewee.
interview is about yourself want to know something and not tend to make agood news or just make money
it's all about serve the fact in a good ways, even sometimes it will not goes that way
Nothing beats the basics - research about your interviewee, about your topic and listen for the answers - and the clues that might require follow-ups. My challenge in doing profiles is to present my subject in a different light - like interviewing celebrities to grace the cover of MoneySense, our thrust is always to feature them as money-savvy individuals also. Learning to adjust to these personalities' moods and schedules is also the key, as I learn to prune my questions to the essentials, at the same time, I give them more chance to elaborate on their answers by asking follow-ups if the time permits.
Its a chat with a person, who is excelled in his arena and he wants to tell something to the world. it can be a message or his secret of succees.
PcP should be the principle of the interview. To start with positive things and then enter into contradiction and debates and finally end with a positive note.
A good interview depends on just three things--research, research and more research. Spontaineity is also an important aspect, you do not want to look as if you've spent the entire night mugging up the questions and are merely repeating them in front of your subject. Paying close attention to what your subject is talking about can lead to some interesting questions and a lot of dope for your report!
The last time I jotted down questions for an interview was when I was doing my first year at tertiary. Doing research about the subject and considering other factors which affect it is a masterpiece to me. And ofcourse, considering the school of thought in which the interviewee comes from is vital too.
art should be recognised by journalism
How to do your homework on the subject and how to present your questions without offending the interviewee.
It's much more difficult to find an ordinary person with an interesting story than a prominent person offering nothing but cliches and motherhood statements. But it is more rewarding -- by leaps and bounds.
Every journalist worth his salt knows that every interview is a happening
and glad of it.
First think within the box: What is the interviewee's profession? What is his/her weltanschauung?
Then put yourself in the shoes of someone of his/her profession, gender, nationality etc and look at the world from the eyes of the interviewee.
Then ask yourself what questions would really get you going. Which questions would you be excited to answer. Because ultimately, the best answers come out when the person is really passionate, knowledgeable or involved with the subject.
First learn the art of listening, reading and researching.
Then the art of interview will follow automatically.
1. Do your homework and research the subject/person thoroughly.
2. Make sure you are leading the interview and you got it under control.
3. Double and even triple check your facts and names.
4. Be loyal to your sources. If it's off the record - it's off the record.
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