During the course of your OneNews reporting, you may be exposed to opportunities to conduct interviews with celebrities, eyewitnesses, heroes, and victims. If you approach the interview with a professional manner, ask the right questions, and utilize time-tested interview techniques, you may capture a valuable perspective of the event you're covering.
Interviewing people is a skill that improves over time. Here are some tips we've compiled to help you get started on the right foot.
Just the Facts: There are six questions which are regarded as basics in the field of information gathering. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? On the scene of breaking news, these six questions will bring you (and your viewers) a long way towards understanding what is taking place. Remember, these are just the opening questions. Any one of these six questions may open the door to multitudes of other questions providing valuable information. Use these questions to nail down some of the basics and work outward from there.