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What is Step 1 in an interview?
Preparation! Do your research and prepare questions.
The best kind of question that forces conversation.
Open Ended
Not great questions, but may provide some information, but only with one word.
Yes/No
Not good questions, asking someone what their favorite is or what they like.
-est
A question that puts the person on the spot and can make them uncomfortable.
Embarrassing
Questions to avoid because they're too long.
Two-part
Questions that can be answered in research and that are obvious.
Duh!
What is the 2nd Step of an Interviews?
The actual interview!
What should you always ask at the beginning of an interview?
What is your name and how do you spell it?
What should you always ask at the end of an interview?
-Is there anything else you would like to add?
-Can I contact you again? If so, how?
What should you always get from the interviewee after an interview?
Ask them to review your notes and then get their signature.
What does making a good first impression include?
-Arrive early or on time.
-Dress neatly
-Be polite
-Be professional
What should you do after the interview is over?
Type and review notes while the conversation is fresh. Don't forget to write a thank you card!
What does running the conversation include in an interview?
-Listen and respond accordingly.
-Ask some 'hard' questions for better responses.
-LISTEN FOR QUOTES.
-Get THEIR opinions. NOT YOURS.
What is a good quote?
The exact words of a person that says something better than you could of said it yourself.
Why is observation in an interview important?
It'll be the basis of a descriptive story that includes their personality, features, and life.
Should you ever throw away your notes?
NO.
Good notes = ?
GOOD STORY.
Good listening = ?
GOOD INTERVIEWING = GOOD STORY.
Type of interview that is long and private with good answers.
Formal
A fast interview that mainly is facts.
Phone
An observation interview.
Walk-Around
An interview where you ask questions as the person is walking or leaving.
On-the-Fly
An interview with an expert where you ask for specific information.
Backgrounder
In a lead, should you state the obvious?
NO.
In a lead, should you ask a question?
NO.
In a lead, should you start with a quote?
NO.
In a lead, should you start with something cliche?
NO.
In a lead, should you ask the reader to imagine or think of something?
NO.
In a lead, should you start with a direct address?
NO.
In a lead, should you suspend interest and mystery?
YES.
In a lead, should you use a short and snappy sentence?
YES.
In a lead, should you tell a story?
YES.
In a lead, should you be short and sweet?
YES.
In a lead, should you interest the reader?
YES.
In a lead, should you leave the reader wanting more?
YES.
In a lead, should you be specific and then broaden to general?
YES.
In a lead, should you use opposites and contrast to focus the news?
YES.
In a lead, should you give background information, use description, and shows circumstances?
YES.
In a lead, should you use the senses and include description?
YES.
In a lead, should you use a parody from music, current events, or history?
YES.
In a lead, should you parallel famous songs, quotes, or poems?
YES.
What is a punch lead?
A short and and snappy sentence.
Personal Narrative
A gripping story told from first person to recreate the story.
Consumer Guide
Ratings of products/places/people/etc. to advise readers about what's good, bad, best, etc.
How-To
Teaching readers how to do something. Usually represented by a checklist, diagram, or step by step instructions.
Flashback
Commemorative stories of historic events through facts, photos, and interviews. Explains why it was and still is important.
Reaction
Breaking news or dramatic issue told through opinions by experts, victims, and ordinary people. It tells their side of the story.
Trend
Stories that keep readers in the know about people, places, and things that affect culture, and what's 'in' now, from clothing, to entertainment.
Backgrounder/Analysis/Crash Course
Using research and interviews to explain big news or issues describing how it happened and why it matters.
Personality Profile
Readers want to know how news makers look and act, by combining quotes, facts, and description, it reveals their true nature.
Human-Interest
A story about real people told through storytelling, like setting the scene, describing characters, and capturing mood.
Color Story
Conveying an experience or event by interviewing participants and describing sights and sounds.
What is a Suspended Interest lead?
Builds intrigue and mystery, refusing to reveal for several paragraphs exactly what the story is about.
What is an Anecdote Lead?
Tells a short story relevant to the main issue of the article.
What is a Contrast lead?
Plays up opposites to sharpen the focus on the news.
What is a Background lead?
A descriptive lead that focuses on the circumstances surrounding the event, not on the participants.
What is a Descriptive lead?
Concentrates on the five senses, showing readers what the event or person looked/sounded like, etc.?
What is a parody lead?
Plays to the reader’s knowledge of literature, history or mythology and delights in their resemblance to
current events.
What is an Illusion lead?
Relates the situation to a song, poem, quotation, book or movie by paralleling well-known words.