This text discusses the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right question in the right way. It is a practical guide for all print journalists - professionals, students and trainees - whether writing news stories or features for newspapers and periodicals.
Interviewing for Journalists details the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right question in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print journalists - professionals, students and trainees - whether writing news stories or features for newspapers and periodicals. Interviewing for Journalists focuses on the many types of interviewing, from the routine street interview, vox pop and press conference to the interview used as the basis of an in-depth profile. Drawing on previously published material and featuring interviews with a number of successful writers and columnists, Interviewing for Journalists covers every stage of interviewing including research, planning and preparation, structuring questions, the vital importance of body language, how to get a vivid quote, checking material and editing it into various formats. Interviewing for Journalists includes: * a discussion about the significance and importance of the interview for journalism * advice on how to handle different interviewees such as politicians, celebrities and vulnerable people * how to carry out the telephone interview * tips on note-taking and recording methods including shorthand * a discussion of ethical, legal and professional issues such as libel, doorstepping, off-the-record briefings and the limits of editing * a glossary of journalistic terms and notes on further reading.
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About Sally Adams
Sally Adams is a writer, editor and lecturer and is a visiting tutor at the University of the Arts, London.
Wynford Hicks is a freelance journalist and editorial trainer. He is the author of English for Journalists, now in its third edition, and Writing for Journalists, now in its second edition .
Table of Contents
Notes on Authors 1. Introduction 2. Basics 3. Preparing and getting started 4. Interviewing techniques 5. Understanding interviewees and avoiding problems 6. Checking and editing quotes 7. Telephone interviewing 8. Note-taking and recording 9. Different interviewees: politicians 10. Different interviewees: celebrities 11. Different interviewees: special cases 12. Ethics, legal issues Glossary of terms used in journalism. Further reading. Appendix 1: Miles Kington on celebrity interviews Appendix 2: Madonna interviewed as never before Appendix 3: Bob Woodward interview request Appendix 4: On the receiving end Index.
Interviewing for Journalists by Sally Adams
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