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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 5th Edition by Ted White, Frank Barnas

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Interviewing

CONTENTS

Introduction

Preparation

Warming Up

Setting the Stage

Phrasing Questions Carefully

Avoiding Leading Questions

Listening Carefully

The Tough Questions

Keeping Control

Curbing Nods and Smiles

Identifying Sound Bytes

Checking Facts

Asking Enough Questions

Finishing the Interview

Returning to the Station

Special Considerations

Off the Record

Man-on-the-Street Interviews

The Phone Interview

An Interview Checklist

 KEY WORDS  

Byte

Man-on-the-Street Interviews

Reversals

Interviewing

Off the Record

Talking Heads

Leading Questions

Phone Interviews

Tough Questions

Listening

Phrasing

Warming Up

One basic method used by reporters to gather information is the interview. Newspaper, radio, ...

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