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Tested out a "new" interviewing technique today

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Matt Stephens, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Basketball season: How about taking off that tank top? You look hot...
  2. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    I hate you. lol
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They better keep you away from the swim team.
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Once you ask an athlete to take off his pants, you've crossed the line.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Wake me when you decide to interview the defensive ends while doing the Oklahoma drill.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Ah, Matt, well, you asked for it.

    I think your approach sounds fine, although both the porn references and particularly the "hope you never interview a serial killer" are pretty funny.
  7. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Can't argue that.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Wrestling: Why don't you take off that singlet? You look hot...
  9. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

    this is cracking me up...

    but on a serious note...while you want to make your subject comfortable, you also want them to know what they're saying is on the record. I've seen situations where interviewees got too comfortable and ended up regretting what ended up in print the next day. Yes, it's building relationships and getting to the heart of the story, but you also need to be somewhat aware of burning bridges.

    That said...it sounds like you've done a great job with this, and a great way to introduce yourself to a new beat. Just watch your words carefully when you do your volleyball preview :)
  10. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    I did wonder if they knew they were on the record.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Or at least in a porn video... jesus...
  12. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    Take a kid out to lunch.
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