What makes a good interview?
Read / Watch before class
Alex Haley, “A Candid Conversation with the Militant Major Domo of the Black Muslims,” Playboy, 1963
Robert Caro, “One Mile,” The Power Broker, 1975
Robert Caro, “Tricks of the Trade,” Working, 2019
Ed Bradley, “Church on Trial,” 60 Minutes II, 2002 (Alert: This story includes accounts of sexual violence and violence against children.)
Lecture / Q&A
Picking interview subjects. Researching, writing, and briefing questions. Locations. Silence. The golden rule of interviews.
WK 4 Detail
WK 4 Homework & Tools
Do the three following items for homework, using the tools below as examples to guide you.
1: Read/watch materials for Week 5.
2: Write and submit on Brightspace a one-paragraph pitch for one of the Week 5 read/watch materials.
3: Write and submit on Brightspace an interview of 20-25 questions from ONE of the following options:
Below are examples of 1) a tick-tock interview, 2) an explanatory interview, 3) an expert interview, and 4) an interview with a victim. These video clips are just examples to help you in your homework—no need to write questions or pitches for them. ALERT: These clips address issues of violence and sexual assault.
Tick-Tock Interview Sample
Explanatory Interview Sample
Expert Interview Sample
Victim Interview Sample
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