Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

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Overview


This practical guide to all aspects of interviewing for print and broadcast journalists demonstrates step-by-step how to manage the interview process, including how to prepare, what to do when you don't have time to prepare, the difference between “soft” and “hard” interviews, and how to make the most out of any interview situation.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781865087016
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author


Gail Sedorkin, journalism lecturer at Deakin University, is the coauthor of Get Your Message Across. She has worked for regional newspapers and ABC Radio. Judy McGregor is professor and head of the department of communication and journalism at Massey University. She spent 20 years as a reporter and editor of the Independent Newspapers Limited Group, and was the first female editor of a major paper in Australia.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Interview . . . Revealing All 1
2 Research 20
3 Getting Started 37
4 Breaking the Ice 56
5 The Questions 68
6 Print Interviews 94
7 Broadcast Interviews 110
8 Telephone and Email Interviews 131
9 Using the Information 142
10 Keeping Safe 160
Resources 175
Index 181
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