Interviewing: Professional Journalism Techniques
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- Certificate of Completion
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- You can choose the type of interview in accordance with the intended purpose.
- You are able to prepare for an interview in an effective way.
- You can choose the proper interlocutor.
- You are able to choose an effective strategy of behavior.
- You can prepare questions that are appropriate to the topic and the invited guest.
- You are able to respond to different behaviors of an interviewee.
- No prior knowledge is required.
Hello and thank you for your interest in this course! Interviews are a major instrument in journalism. They play two different roles.
First, interviews are a certain journalistic copy form. You know these question and answer conversations from print and online newspapers and magazines and also from radio and TV. Also talk shows are a special form of interviews.
Second, journalists use interviews as a specific investigation method. In this case, the conversation isn’t published or broadcasted, but provides important insights a report is based on.
Interviews are an essential part of a journalist’s toolkit. So, it’s important for a journalist to master interview techniques.
Interviews are way more than a nice chat. They require a clear method and solid planning. This is what you’re going to learn in this course.
We will take a close look at the roles and functions of both the interviewer and the interviewee – also called interlocutor.
You will learn different kinds of questions and when to use which.
We will talk about subjectivism, about politeness versus aggression in interviews, about closeness versus distance, and about cooperation versus competition. You need to know when to use which tactic.
Thank you and see you in the course!
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