This week we’re going to focus a little more on conducting quality interviews for your in-class articles. Many of you have already begun branching out on your own and have conducted a few interviews of students around campus already – now we’re going to discuss just how to interview correctly, how to get the best interview possible, and how to be transparent in your interview process.

Please watch the lecture below for our notes over interviewing. I will expect you guys to be able to:

• Understand how to find a variety of interview subjects appropriate for stories

• Prepare questions that will gain effective source responses for basic facts, context and emotion

• Conduct an interview with confidence

• Identify key ethical concerns about interviewing, including use of confidential sources and on and off the record information


Click here to watch our lecture over interviewing and reporting.