Many journalists today use recording devices during their interviews to help ensure the accuracy and context of the conversation. However, there are laws that regulate this practice, varying both on a federal level and from state to state.
In This Lesson
Getting Consent to Record an Interview
- Defining the term “interview”
- Interview-related terminology
- Recording without someone’s consent
- Legal considerations
- Ethical considerations
Create a Go-To Interview Reference Guide
Prior to conducting and recording an interview, it’s important to be aware of the specific recording laws that your state has enacted. In this activity, students will do some research to uncover any state-specific rules or requirements that they must adhere to, as well as set some personal definitions and boundaries that come along with interviewing.