Profile writing: The interview

Good interviewing for a profile feature should be a conversation- not an interrogation.

  • Have your list of questions prepared
  • Ask specific questions about their *process* as much as about the biographical details of their life – those are things you can probably learn ahead of time through research
  • Listen to the answers – connect these answers to your next question
  • Include information about what you already know in your questions
  • Don’t be afraid to rephrase or revisit a question
  • Don’t be afraid to share what you know/think – it’s part of the give and take of a good interview

Charlie Rose

Marissa Meyer:   7:27   42:25
http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60698873

Cast of Hamilton:http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60668405

David Gregory: http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60668392  9:12 , 14:37

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4525189  4:37, 8:36, 24:50, 27, 32:50

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Profile stories due Thursday, April 14

  • You MUST record your interview and upload to Soundcloud
  • Choose your best “soundbite” to include in your story, and add a still photo.

 

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Demo photo captioning in WordPress (Kyra, Eddie)

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Final story pitches due TUESDAY, April 12

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