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#Tip: Get more than just words from your interviews

May 20th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

Despite the rise of big data as a source for stories, people are still at the centre of the stories that journalists write.

Interview technique is a skill to develop like any another, and according to Marvin Olasky, author and editor-in-chief of WORLD News Group, “the goal of an interview is not primarily to elicit words”.

In this article from WorldMag.com, Olasky goes into detail on the various types, stages and outcomes of an interview and how best to deal with each.

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#Tip: Remember these tips on getting sources to open up

August 1st, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

No matter what field of journalism you work in there’s always the need to help your sources relax and open up. It might be so they give some of the more intimate details of a story, or to stray from the party line into their more personal thoughts, but building rapport is vital to get the best interview.

Pulitzer-Prize winning feature writer Lane DeGregory shared some of her tips on developing sources with Poynter and has some techniques and ideas that are worth remembering.

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#Tip: Getting traumatised sources to share their stories

July 11th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

A large part of journalism, especially in news reporting and features, is telling the stories of people who have been through life-changing events. The nature of their experiences, however, may be so troubling that they may not wish to talk about it. Here lies one of the key interpersonal skills a journalist needs in getting the job done.

This article from Poynter gives 10 pieces of advice on how to get sources who may have been through a lot to relax and talk, as shared by five journalists who have covered sexual assault cases, people with mental illnesses and parents who have lost their children.

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paidContent:UK: Interview with Jacob Weisberg, Slate Group editor-in-chief

February 16th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Online Journalism

Interview with Weisberg following the launch of Slate.fr – the French-language edition of Slate.com – in which the editor-in-chief hints at global expansion plans.

Full article at this link…

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