Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

by Gail Sedorkin
     
 

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A new edition of a practical guide to all aspects of interviewing for writers and journalists—from how to use digital tools effectively to what to do when you have no time to prepare Good interviewing is the key to good reporting and great stories, and this book demonstrates step by step how to manage the process. It's a difficult skill to acquire and it can… See more details below

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A new edition of a practical guide to all aspects of interviewing for writers and journalists—from how to use digital tools effectively to what to do when you have no time to prepare Good interviewing is the key to good reporting and great stories, and this book demonstrates step by step how to manage the process. It's a difficult skill to acquire and it can be stressful, but readers will learn how to approach a total strangers and elicit information on a topic about which the reader knows nothing. This guide explains how to prepare, outlines the difference between "soft" and "hard" interviews, and discusses how to make the most of any interview situation. With tips and examples from leading journalists, and covering basic to advanced techniques, this is an essential tool for journalists, journalism teachers, researchers, and writers.

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“Sedorkin and McGregor provide journalists and writers with a wide-ranging, detailed, and eminently useful guide to the art of the interview. From basic research to legal traps, they cover the subject fully. Newcomers to the craft will find this an invaluable book.” —Kim Lockwood, Editorial Online Training Manager, News Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742692395
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,008,233
File size:
7 MB

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