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Interviewing : A Guide for Journalists and Writers - Gail Sedorkin


A Guide for Journalists and Writers


Published: 1st February 2011
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Good interviewing is the key to good reporting and great stories. It's a difficult skill to acquire and it can be stressful, but you can learn how to approach a total stranger and elicit information on a topic about which you know nothing. In the second edition of this widely used guide, journalist Gail Sedorkin shows you step by step how to manage the interview process. She explains how to prepare, and what to do when you don't have time to do any research. She outlines the difference between 'soft' and 'hard' interviews, how to use digital tools effectively, and how to make the most of any interview situation. With tips and examples from leading journalists, and covering basic to advanced techniques, Interviewing is an essential guide for journalists, researchers and writers.

About the Author

Gail Sedorkin is co-author of Reporting in a Multimedia World and Get Your Message Across.


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Interviewing Bible for the Aussie Journalist


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  • Deeply Informative
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Expert Author
  • Great Insights
  • Well Written


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    ""An essential guide to interviewing for both new and experienced scribes. . . . a must-have reference book." Michael Meanwell, author, " The Wealthy Writer"

    Acknowledgements..Introduction..1 The interview... 'Are you a monster?'..2 Research..3 Getting started..4 Breaking the ice..5 The questions..6 Print interviews..7 Broadcast interviews..8 Telephone and email interviews..9 Using the information..10 Keeping safe..Resources..Index

    ISBN: 9781742370941
    ISBN-10: 1742370942
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 216
    Published: 1st February 2011
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.2
    Edition Number: 2