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Chapter 4: Interviewing with Awareness
Interviewing with Awareness
Interviewing is considered primary research for an article. Reporters talk to the source or sources for direct information about the details of the story. It may seem that talking with someone would be an easy part of the total article formation, but interviewing skills are varied and need particular attention in order to collect the facts needed for the finished article.
Be aware that not every piece of information you get from an interviewee is reliable. People under stress and for self-protection will give you their perceptions, which may or may not be accurate. Double-check all interview information. Certainly, opinions are valid, and you can use some of these in the article, but the most reliable are facts you can check ...