Knight talks a lot in chapter 4 about some key interviewing skills. His story about how he was overwhelmed by the President which led to lackluster question struck home with me. Interviewing is something I’m mist weary about in the Journalism business, but I also understand It can give you the most important information you need. It is all about asking the right questions and responding to their answers with hard hitting follow up questions. I hope I’m able to think of great questions when I do get the chance to interview someone.
Filak also goes into interviewing in chapter 6. He goes into the preparation you will need going into an interview. It makes sense when researching someone to learn as much about them as you can. So if they refer back to something they did earlier in their life you know exactly what they are talking about. You basically need to know the person better then they know themselves.