Week 9 (14/10): Moar interviewing!

cat interview meme
via reddit.com

Hmmm. How do we interview when we’re learning from home and the only willing participant is the cat?

What we’re doing today
  1. If you haven’t already settled on an interviewee, working out together how we can find someone to interview
  2. Working out the tech – there’s a folder in the Drive called #teamTAFE Tech Tips – add yours there so we can all share ideas
  3. Record a short interview for practice (and if it’s good enough, submit for assessment). Here are the rules:
    • Have a purpose for your interview – what are you trying to find out?
    • Write a list of questions, then read them aloud to yourself – use the 5Ws and H to guide your line of questioning
    • Check your recording equipment – more on this in our class discussion
    • If you can, take notes while you interview – it helps you listen to what the other person is saying, and makes it easier to ask follow-up questions
OMG who can I interview rn?! 
    • Phone a friend
    • If you’re feeling brave, contact someone you don’t know – think about a story you might like to make or write, and find someone who can add an expert opinion or interesting voice to the story
    • It’s ok to interview a family member
    • It’s ok (but my preferred last resort) to interview a classmate
    • Someone we can feature in our Mental Health Month radio show this week
    • Someone whose story we can post on Off Campus
EXERCISES
  1. A quick brainstorm where we work out ideas together
  2. When everyone has someone to interview, write some questions
  3. I will be in the Zoom Room if you need to ask questions/chat
  4. Record your interview
  5. Upload to the Final Assessments folder if you’re submitting for assessment
  6. Upload to Soundcloud and embed on your WordPress
  7. If you want your interview used in Friday’s show, email Nick to let him know 😚

Ideally, we’d like you to finish off your interview for assessment, and if you’ve done that, we’d love stuff we can use in the show on Friday. If you have issues with audio editing on your computer or uploading your file/s, please sing out!

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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