Journalism in the traditional sense refers to written media such as newspapers. But in today’s world there are so many mediums to use including audio journalism. “radio” has been reinvented as a powerful, nimble and increasingly indispensable medium. Audio platforms are evolving, but the immediacy and intimacy of storytelling with sound make digital audio a dynamic vehicle for the best in journalism. Audio is written more simply and conversationally, while journalism written for paper is much more expansive in how it is written. The best part of audio journalism is that audio is flexible enough to work in all settings. If you hear noises in the background of your interview, it could portray an aura or vibe. The background can sometimes be a selling point for audio journalism. You’re able to “see” with your ears.
Interviews are crucial when looking to fully grasp an understanding of a person or topic. By conducting an interview, you are able to take an in depth look into whatever it is the interview is about. With the right questions, new doors can be opened and new information brought to light.
It is important to avoid yes or no questions as they are short and simple and bring no real importance to the interview. Also, opened-ended questions lead to boring and short answers, so they too should be avoided. The questions that need to be asked are the “why” questions, which is the reason someone would want to be reading/listening to the interview in the first place. Failing to be able to conduct a good interview, can lead to a rough career as a journalist. Or maybe even no career at all.