Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers [NOOK Book]

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'...the quintessential catch-all of journalism interviewing with tips, techniques and tales covering all interviewing forms in one easy-to-read volume'.- Leo Bowman in Australian Studies in Journalism

Good interviewing is the key to good reporting and great stories. It's a difficult skill to acquire and it can be stressful, but you can learn how to approach a total stranger ...
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Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

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Overview

'...the quintessential catch-all of journalism interviewing with tips, techniques and tales covering all interviewing forms in one easy-to-read volume'.- Leo Bowman in Australian Studies in Journalism

Good interviewing is the key to good reporting and great stories. It's a difficult skill to acquire and it can be stressful, but you can learn how to approach a total stranger and elicit information on a topic about which you know nothing.

In the second edition of this widely used guide, experienced journalist Gail Sedorkin shows you step by step how to manage the interview process. She explains how to prepare, and what to do when you don't have time to do any research. She outlines the difference between 'soft' and 'hard' interviews, how to use digital tools effectively, and how to make the most of any interview situation.

With tips and examples from leading journalists, and covering basic to advanced techniques, Interviewing is an essential guide for journalists, researchers and writers.
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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9781742692395
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,152,209
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Gail Sedorkin has worked as a journalist on ABC Radio and for regional newspapers, and as a journalism educator at Central Queensland University and Deakin University, as well as for James Cook University. She is co-author of Reporting in a Multimedia World and Get Your Message Across.
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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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