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Fascination by Nancy Graham Holm

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9 Using Interviews

There are basically three types of interviews for stories, each for a different purpose. (1) Research and background (2) verification of facts from a second or third source, and (3) videotaped interviews from which you will extract segments (SYNCS) to document the claims that are made by the journalist.

How Do You Get People to Talk to You?

One of the more challenging tasks in TV journalism is persuading people to talk to you, first as research and then, (and here’s the difficult part), on camera.

Do not assume cooperation. Many stories have been lost at this critical point because the journalist was too eager to get started. ...

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