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Interviewing for journalists: Connecting with your subjects and getting the story right
07/09/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
07/23/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
It's scary to think about calling up a stranger and asking them to sit down with you and answer questions about their life, their work, or their passions. How do you get the interview? What kinds of questions work best? And how do you put the article together, keeping on track with accuracy, fairness, and interesting story-telling? If you'd like help tackling this essential writing/reporting skill, this workshop offers a place to start, or to hone your skills, and an opportunity for an assignment to start on. The first session will focus on basic interviewing skills and making an assignment, and the second session will be a time to workshop articles and discuss what worked, what didn't, and what is needed to finish up and get your article published.
This class will be taught by Twin Cities Daily Planet editor Mary Turck in two sessions: first, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 9; then, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 23. Mary will assign interview subjects at the first session; then, at the second session, students will workshop their stories. $25 or more paid for interview articles that are assigned, completed and published.
Tuition for this class is $10; scholarships are available upon request. Space is limited! Register at the DataBank.
2600 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406