-Conducing An Interview (Lesson #3) (Lesson #3 (Don't be afraid to…
-Conducing An Interview (Lesson #3)
Good Interviewing Habits Of Good Reporters
Always introduce yourself first. And identify that you are from the Yearbook. Be Polite!
Do the interview in person
When you go to interview someone don't do it over social media, email, or over text/ phone call. Just go do it in person it'll be a lot easier to get a more in depth answer
When you go into an interview you want to observe everything literally everything. Like if you were to go into Michael Jordan's room what posters would be on the walls? Ask about those posters and what they mean to him.
You absolutely need to take notes, but don't ever depend on it as your method of interviewing.
Do Your Research
Do online searches about the person you are about to interview, don't just go in not knowing anything about the person. Be prepared!
Get the records if the person was on a basketball team and they made 50 of the 73 shots that's what you have to have to be ready for those situations
Gather any important documents you could use during the interview and ask the person about how this happened exactly and get more in depth about the situation.
Smile and say hello to one new person at school everyday for a month
Every time you go to the store, smile and say hello to the cashier and ask them how their day is going
Find an opportunity before or after class to ask a couple of your teachers why they got into teaching
If you have a job, are on a team or club, as a co-worker or other club member on question to learn more about them.
Don't be afraid to call a source back for a follow up question
Read quotes aloud to see which one is the best
Review the notes immediately don't let them "get cold"
Confirm the names you have written down
Brrrr. Review the notes immediately after you take them so they don't "get cold." You always want to make sure you have the names written down correctly. Don't be scared to ask how to spell it. Don't ever be afraid to call a source back for a follow up question. "Read quotes aloud to see which one is the best."