Journalism interviews differ from conventional interviews. More often than not, journalism interviews are more conversational in nature. They are full of free exchanges of information and ideas, and intensive discussions about the current events around the world.
Journalism interviews purposely eliminate the formal question-answer session as in traditional interviewing. It does include questions but they are more discussion oriented. Such discussions try to bring out the expertise and underline the areas of interest of the applicant more expertly than mere questioning.
Interviewing Techniques for a Good Journalism Interview
To ensure a fruitful interview, interviewers must follow the correct techniques of interviewing. Of course, there are no hard and fast rules to apply to a journalist's interview; however, these are generic techniques that may be employed.
Make sure you know where you want the interview to lead. Prepare questions in such a way that it can extract specific information from the interviewee. Unprepared ness will trigger confusion, chaos and a lot of blind questioning.