What makes a good interview?
No read/watch materials or pitches this week!
Instead, you'll apply the research skills you've learned to part two of this course: interviews.
Extra-credit assignment #1 is due today.
Lecture / Q&A
Researching, writing, and briefing questions. Locations. Silence. The golden rule of interviews.
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Do the following for homework, using the tools and according to the instructions below.
1: No read/watch materials or pitches this week.
2: Write two question sets of about 36 questions each (ie, 72 questions total) for our in-class interview guests, Dr. Reynold Verret and Judge Calvin Johnson. Make sure you follow the instructions outlined below. We'll workshop these questions in class next week.
Dr. Reynold Verret
President, Xavier University of Louisiana
Judge Calvin Johnson
Chief Judge (Ret'd), Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
First, research both of our interview subjects:
Then, for each interview, choose 4-5 themes.
Then, for each theme, write 3-5 anchor questions.
Then, for each anchor question, write 2-4 follow-up questions. Remember, a follow-up can be just a short item like "explain that to me" or "how did that make you feel?" or "what happened next?" that continues the line of thought from an anchor question.
You should end up with at least 36 questions for each interview (at least 72 questions altogether). Submit these on Brightspace.
The following question sets are from the ISP's 2021-22 project, "The Desegregation Generation." You do NOT have to write anything about these specific question sets—they're simply examples for you to refer to as models as you do your own question sets this week and on future assignments.
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