RR #3

Interviewing is a great way for reporters to stay objective in their writing. It passes the microphone on to the direct source of news and information, and lowers the chances of a journalist editorializing. However, much of the responsibility of giving an interview value still rests in the hands of the interviewer. Asking the right questions, and correctly relaying the interviewee’s statements can be a daunting task.

In my personal experience with conducting interviews, it is important to come across as relaxed and confident so that the interviewee will feel more at ease. More information will be gained by making the interview feel like a conversation between friends. I also believe that it is important to get interviews from multiple perspectives, in order to help readers understand all sides of the story being told.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s