In the reading the author talks about to importance of interviewing. Interviewing plays a big part in being a journalist. Being able to conduct interviews properly and building those connections with reliable sources can help you out in the long run of your career.
It can take time to find those reliable sources and finding the right places to get your information are some of the building blocks in becoming a sufficient interviewer. Each interview can be conducted in different manners. Some could take one meet up and some could take several. Some may be more more causal and others more formal. And some interviews you may have to prepare more for which could be one of the most important parts of conducting an interview.