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A successful effort on your part to interest a news organization in a story will almost always present you with the opportunity to provide someone for the reporter to interview. From the point of view of reporters and editors, your story suggestion or your news release are the starting points of the story. They advance the story by interviewing people involved, people who are experts, people who are responsible, people who benefit, or sometimes just people who have seen the events of the story as witnesses.
Many interview subjects learn the hard way they should have done more to prepare themselves for the opportunity to present their point of view to the public through the news media. This interview checklist covers four aspects of the interview - things to know about an interview, things to do before you are interviewed, your rights as interview subject and things to do during an interview.
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1. Interviews are the basic tool of news gathering. The reporter must rely on accounts of survivors or victims, of eyewitnesses or investigators for information about accidents or disasters. What is known about complex subjects, similarly, is often revealed through interviews with participants, spectators or experts as well as by o observations of the
2. An interview is not a conversation. It is a ritual, much like a formal debate, during which the reporter represents the public and your responses or comments are directed to the public through the news media.
3. The reporter interviews you because he or she wants a good story. The reporter is not interested in flattering you or favoring you, necessarily, nor in damaging you. The reporter just wants news.