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by Judy McGregor,Gail Sedorkin

  • Author: Judy McGregor,Gail Sedorkin
  • ISBN: 1865087017
  • ISBN13: 978-1865087016
  • ePub: 1788 kb | FB2: 1469 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (September 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers ePub download

Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers (Gail Sedorkin, Judy McGregor).

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Home Browse Books Book details, Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers. Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers. By Gail Sedorkin, Judy McGregor. Almost every journalist has a horror story, or two, to tell about their first interviewing attempts-failing to ask questions, not listening to the answers, a tape recording with no sound, or returning to the newsroom practically empty-handed are common disasters. David Leser says that his first interview 22 years ago, when he was working for The Daily Telegraph as a cadet journalist, is still etched in his brain

This practical guide to all aspects of interviewing for print and broadcast journalists demonstrates step-by-step how to manage the interview . Gail Sedorkin, Judy McGregor.

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.

Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers by Gail Sedorkin (Author), Judy McGregor (Author) .

Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers by Gail Sedorkin (Author), Judy McGregor (Author) Publisher: Allen & Unwin (September 1, 2002) ISBN-10: 1865087017 PDF Mb 192 pages. 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.

Sedorkin outlines a several of the tools, tips, tricks and techniques I've intuitively picked up as a journalist and blogger over the past few years, and restructures them in an easy to digest format with enhanced details.

Gail Sedorkin, journalism lecturer at Deakin University, is the coauthor of Get Your Message Across.

Start by marking Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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.

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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.

Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9781865087016 (978-1-86508-701-6) Softcover, Allen & Unwin, 2002. Find signed collectible books: 'Interviewing: A Guide for Journalists and Writers'. Learn More at LibraryThing. Judy McGregor at LibraryThing.

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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How I Heard About The Book...
Nothing more than a good old search of Amazon drink a being frenzy for books on interviewing; as I was trying to increase the value for listeners of our 'PreneurCast' podcast show.

The Lesson/Argument in (About)Three Sentences...
I went to town on this books with the highlighter and post-it notes. Here are some of my favourite excerpts:
- The 'fact' interview usually concentrates on the Who, What, When and Where questions and is used for print news briefs and broadcast news stores, where space and time are limited. The interview for 'opinion' or 'comment' emphasises the Why and How questions, and is more commonly used in lover stories.
- Vox Pops: everyone who is interviews should be asked the same question; to canvass people's feelings about a persons' actions or a topical issue.
- There are times when you have to be brave enough to ask naïvely dumb questions without appearing completely stupid. Coax the subject of the interview to explain the background of a conflict, dispute or issues to that your audience will understand.
- Always be very clear on " what the point of the interview is"
-General Rule: DOn't supply questions in advance.
-Always research relevant icebreakers for the first few minutes of the interview (read their twitter or Facebook feeds)

Why Read It ...
If you're doing any type of interviewing, be it for a podcast like me, to gather information for a blog post or newsletter; knowing some of the industry skills will show through in for content.

Key Chapters ...
The three chapters with the most highlights for me where:
2. Research
4. Breaking the ice
5. The questions

Consumption Method [Audio,eBook,Paperback etc] ...
Paperback

Other Similar Books Worth Checking Out ...
[Two different books with the same title]
The Art of the Interview: Lessons from a Master of the Craft - Lawrence Grobe
The Art of the Interview - Martin Perlich

What Was Missing ...

Hmmm... I was originally hoping to find a list of standard operating procedure type questions; or at least a swipe file I could use for inspiration ... but I quickly learned, something that I should have already realised .. that every interview is different and you MUST do your own research to find the relevant, irreverent and engaging questions.
Bladebringer
Highly recommended
Dyni
There's a review of this book that says the book teaches nothing new to advanced, experienced journalists. I disagree.

As an associate editor of a national US publication, as well as a freelance writer/journalist/blogger/niche marketer ([...]) , having sharp journalism skills are required for success, especially when there's a blogger born every (nano)second.

Sedorkin outlines a several of the tools, tips, tricks and techniques I've intuitively picked up as a journalist and blogger over the past few years, and restructures them in an easy to digest format with enhanced details.

Much of my journalism and writing skills were personally developed via trial and error, and I've been working on developing a strategy to truly improve my game even better than ever - "upward progression in search of perfection" - and I think this book has definitely helped me.

One of the things I really would like to pride myself on is being able to consistently create a unique story. It's highly important to develop creative critical thinking skills as well as develop your ability to tap into the people you interview in an intuitive manner. There were many small tips and tricks - some of which you MAY learn working in the field, but many of which you won't that are covered. Notably, things like:

Intuitively developing angles on the spot to engage your interviewee
Improving your ability to skeptically question a source without making them defensive
Preparing your interview on a moment's notice
Controlling the flow of the information
Honing in on the questions and comments you use to get to the heart of a person and draw them out of their defenses

Overall, unless you're Robin Leach or have been doing this successfully for decades, you can never have too much information. I've gotten some incredible websites to further my strengthened knowledge on topics as well as offbeat resources I would not have otherwise found. One of the weaker aspects of this book is that it could veer off too much into profiling reporters a bit too much and that it's largely based on people in one or two regional areas - the UK and Australia... but overall it is an excellent resource. I'll be purchasing this book for reference on my Kindle Fire - when I finally buy one.
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