You will need
- the list of questions, pen, Notepad, sound recorder, contacts interlocutor
First of all, important to engage a reporter or an interview withthe EPA in the subject. If you are really interested in asking people or a particular person of his life or event, which he witnessed, to wrestle with the list of questions is not necessary. In advance try to avoid issues of stamps in the spirit: "how did you become an actor? how do you write songs? what did you experience when you released your last book?"
Before the start of the interview , consider how it will look in the article. Try to find as much information on the topic. Make a rough list of questions (about 10), determine their sequence. Of course, during an interview questions may be reversed, to fall away, often in the course of the conversation, generate new questions. Keep in mind the concept of the future material, not shying away from the intended course, otherwise, it's not the whole interview, but a set of disjointed questions and answers. If the sides can't hear each other, it's neither uninteresting interviewSSM or interviewirRemote nor the reader.
According to the book of David Randall's "the Universal journalist" questions "unpleasant" issue or inexperienced interviewthe interviewer or reporter is too preoccupied with his writing. Ask the classic, but the really important questions: what? where? when happened? how? why? Getting the answers, you will understand that you have to hand - key information.
Listen carefully to the answers. So you don't get off course and will not allow to fool you in veiled phrases. Please explain to them that often lies behind them is not quite the meaning that you interpret in their own way. The phrase "not for publication" should sound as little as possible. For this to stipulate in advance all the details of the conversation, and agreeing, hold to his words.
Don't be afraid to make a fool of yourself by asking about the obvious for an interviewiremove things. Remember that the information you received will be read by people who are also interesting. Most sources usually willing to tell more if I see them interested in the topic face.
Always record the names and positions of interviewees on paper, and then ask them to check personally and not from hearing what you wrote in Notepad. Do not trust this data, even the highest quality recording equipment.