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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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 and online journalists – professionals, students and trainees –
whether writing news stories or features for newspapers and magazines, print
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 successful columnists such as Emma
Brockes, who writes for the Guardian and the New York Times and Andrew Duncan
of Radio Times. Interviewing for Journalists covers every stage of interviews
including research, planning and preparation, structuring questions, the
importance of body language, how to get a vivid quote, checking material and
editing it into different formats.
Interviewing for Journalists includes: a discussion about the significance
and importance of the interview for journalism advice on how to handle
face-to-face interviewees with politicians, celebrities and vulnerable people
advice on dealing with PRs how to carry out the telephone and online 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.