Creative Interviewing: The Writer's Guide to Gathering Information by Asking Questions, 3rd edition
Published by Pearson (September 10th 1996) - Copyright © 1997
KEY BENEFIT: This comprehensive book covers everything an aspiring interviewer needs to know from developing listening and observation skills to conducting interviews by electronic mail and surfing the Internet for story ideas. KEY TOPICS: Creative Interviewing aids readers by using examples and anecdotal accounts of actual professional experiences. Readers are provided with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for and conduct a strong interview, how to obtain dramatic anecdotes from sources, how to build conversational rapport, how to conduct interviews for broadcast, and how to cope with the dynamics of a series of interviews on a certain topic. MARKET: For any professional who wishes to improve their interviewing skills.
Table of contents
1. What's Your Interviewing Problem?
2. What is an Interview?
3. The Ten Stages of the Interview.
4. Elements of the Interview: A Case History.
5. Asking Questions.
6. The Conversational Dynamics of Interviewing.
7. Being Interviewed.
8. Planning Your Interview.
9. Lessons from Failure.
10. Learning to Listen.
11. Journalistic Observation.
12. Interviewing for Quotes and Anecdotes.
13. Telephoning, Note Taking, and Taping.
14. Special Problems.
15. Electronic Aids to Interviewing.
16. The Broadcast Interview.
17. Covering a Newsbeat.
18. Multiple-Interview Projects.
19. The Personality Interview.
20. Ethics of the Interview.
21. Ten Steps Toward Truth.
Appendix A: Interviewing Exercises.
Appendix B: Sample Interview Report.
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