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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – recording a better interview

December 6th, 2011Posted by in Multimedia, Top tips for journalists

Video journalist Adam Westbrook has shared a presentation online with 10 tips for recording a better interview.

Written for students at Kingston University, the tips are aimed at broadcast journalists.

Tips include:

  • Know your character before starting your story
  • Ask warm up questions to make interviewees feel comfortable
  • Be enthusiastic – but silent
  • Ask double-barrelled questions

Westbrook’s 10 tips for recording a better video (or audio) interview are at this link.

Adam Westbrook will be presenting in a session on online video at news:rewired – media in motion on 3 February. The news:rewired agenda is here.

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link– we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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