Interviewing part 1

Any questions? Photo: vercasmickova/CC/deviantart
Any questions? Photo: vercasmickova/CC/deviantart

TOPIC: Getting the information you need via interview, and a practice session vox popping on campus.

READ: Metzler’s Tips for Interviewing
WATCH: Interviewing tips, by Brett Attwood, journalist and associate professor at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

CLASS EXERCISE: In groups of 2-3 people (maximum), determine an idea for a vox pop. You will need to conduct a bit of research before you write your questions. Each person in your group should have a role, i.e. be the interviewer, the videographer, the sound person, or the talent scout (I’ll explain in class). You’ll have more fun (and learn more) if you swap roles during the exercise 😉

What is a vox pop?

Read some notes on vox pops – i.e. what they are and why we do them. Reporter Jess from BBC Fresh offers practical tips:

Some vox pop examples:

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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