Interviewing
Download
1 / 9

Interviewing - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 118 Views
  • Uploaded on

Interviewing. Quick Facts. The person you’re interviewing can be referred to as: the interviewee, the newsmaker, the guest, or the talking head. Quotes pulled from the interview are called sound bytes or actualities. (duh) Newspaper reporters have it easier! Why?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Interviewing' - andres


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

Quick facts
Quick Facts

  • The person you’re interviewing can be referred to as: the interviewee, the newsmaker, the guest, or the talking head.

  • Quotes pulled from the interview are called sound bytes or actualities. (duh)

  • Newspaper reporters have it easier! Why?

    • They can go into depth with their interviews.

    • We have limited time, especially for our Tomahawk actualities.


Before the interview
Before the Interview

  • Do your research.

    • Don’t waste time asking questions that the public already knows the answer to.

    • Ex: Asking Dr. Williams how long she has been our principal.

  • Warm up the talking head?

    • Usually, it helps an interview to give the talking head the questions ahead of time. This way, he or she is prepared to answer the questions.

    • Unless you are trying to catch the interviewee by surprise (maybe a controversial interview), this is an excellent technique.


During the interview
During the Interview

  • Sound Quality

    • Outside the Studio (nat sound, classroom noises, etc.)

    • Inside the Studio (mic adjustments & checks)

  • Questions

    • Open-ended (“Do you like turtles?” vs “What do you like about turtles?”)

    • Leading (“Were you upset when you saw the photos?” vs “How did you feel when you saw the photos?”)

    • Tough

      • Not a great idea for MHS interviews; can be irritating or confrontational. (“Many students say that your PowerPoint Presentations are stupid and ineffective. How do you respond?”)


During the interview1
During the Interview

  • Listening

    • Pay attention to the interviewee’s answers!

      • Awkward Interviewer Responses: “That sounds truly amazing.”

      • Annoyed Interviewee: “I already answered that question.”

    • Potential actualities

    • Do any of the answers sound “fishy?”

    • Do you have enough information?

  • Finish up

    • You may want to ask the talking head for a place for listeners to go for more information.

    • And/or, “Would you like to add anything?”


After the interview
After the Interview

  • Team up with the fact checker.

  • Edit the actuality/sound byte.

  • Give the copywriter a lead-in.

  • Thank the interviewee; usually, an email is appropriate.


What else
What else?

  • Off the record

    • Bad: We can’t use anything anyone tells us off the record.

    • Good: However, it can lead us to someone who will.

  • Man on the street

    • Take a question that an ordinary citizen may like to give a comment on, station yourself (or not), and ask the question to those passing by.

  • Phone interview

    • Good: convenience, pajamas

    • Bad: interruptions, bad service


Your interview project
Your Interview Project

  • Part 1:

    • Select a noteworthy teacher, faculty member, or student and research that person. (You must have at least one outside source).

    • Prepare a half-page proposal outlining why you wish to interview this person and what you hope to get out of the interview. (Show your research).

    • Once your proposal has been approved, contact that person and get his or her approval for the interview.

    • Create ten questions, and get them approved.

      • (Warm up the interviewee)?


  • Part 2

    • Sign up for interview time

      • You can conduct in the studio or sign out a hand-held recorder.

    • Conduct the interview

  • Part 3

    • Write a :45 – 1:30 (intervals of about :15) story for your interview using 2-3 actualities

    • Record and edit

    • Submit

    • High five your partner


ad