There should be no such thing as a journalistic story without quotes. There’s also no such thing as collecting quotes without conducting an interview. That being said, conducting a good interview is hard. It requires planning, composure and proper follow-up.
In This Lesson
How to Conduct an Interview
- Preparing for an interview
- What to do during an interview
- Steps to take after an interview
Get to Know Your Partner
Time for your students to put their interviewing skills to the test in a low-stress environment. In the corresponding activity, students will interview one of their peers to uncover something unknown about them, practicing question generation, note-taking, and active listening in the process. They will then re-introduce their peer to the class based on the information they were able to collect, and the notes they were able to take.