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Thought-provoking interview questions

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Snake Plissken, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Snake Plissken

    Snake Plissken New Member

    We've all had to do that interview with a prep performer who seems like they're about to flatline, or a college coach who would rather be anywhere else at that moment.

    So, I thought maybe we could help each other out and compile a list of truly thought-provoking interview questions that seem to incite some lively quotes from sources.

    Allow me to begin ...

    1) What's on your Ipod right now?

    2) People might be surprised to know I like ...
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Do you like Gladiator movies?
  3. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    Saw a paper where they do a weekly Q & A.
    One of the questions was:
    "Brazilian or natural?"
    The female basketball player's reply was:
    "No comment."

    To me, that might be crossing the line.
  4. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    don't tell that to this SID:
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    "So, what's on your iPod?"

    "I don't have one. Don't have a father, either."

    "Oh, well ... alright, fill in the blank: People might be surprised to know I like ..."

    "I like it when people ask me real questions. When will you?"
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    That's a Julio fave.
  8. The best question in the world is this: Why?

    Use why correctly and you will never have an interview "flatline." Ask a grumpy, self-important college basketball coach what's on his iPod and he might kill you.
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Ok. I'll bite...

  10. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Surely, you can't be serious.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    He was serious. And don't call him Shirley.
  12. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    For male athletes, "Boxers or briefs?" For female athletes, "Real or implants?"
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