Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Interview strategies

        What makes a good interview is having an interesting person to meet with.  If you just have someone who you sit next to on the bus, you won't get much of an interesting interview. You want to interview someone's who's gotten out there, who done something spectacular with their life and not just some desk job. Open ended questions also help. You want to get as much information as you possibly can, because you may not even use half of it. You could ask them: "what compelled you to go into this field?",  "how did you feel when you did...", "what do you like about...". If a person doesn't give you much of an answer, try asking some follow up questions about the topic to try and get more in depth with them. It's best to ask as many questions as you can!

Friday, September 13, 2013

What is journalism

        When I think of journalism, the first thing to comes to mind is newspapers. New York Times, The Portland Press Harold, and Washington Post are some of the names that I think of. I think that's the most common form of journalism familiar to everyone. There's a wide range of journalism, differing anywhere from good to bad, it all depends on the author. I don't normally give too much consideration to journalism in my life, but every now and then something will catch my eye or someone will recommend something to me that they think I might interest or fascinate me. Seeing as though I'm middle ground on journalism, I'm not too curious about it. But what I am disquisitive of learning a new writing style. Not just abide by one or two forms of writing I already know, but to expand my horizons and expiriment. There's always oppurtunity for more knowledge, the way I see it. I never know, I just might take a liking to it.