The Journalistic Interview

Course Code: JOUR 1500

Academic Year: 2017-2018

In this course, students are introduced to that multi-layered confection: the media interview. When it is done well, it makes the opaque transparent, often producing a sensory banquet that both entertains and enlightens. At its worst, it rarely penetrates beyond the obvious, producing heat without light. In the exploration of this subject, emphasis will be placed on the dynamics of the interview, the practical and legal requirement of keeping a clear record and the importance of preparation. In the interview practice sessions, students will develop the confidence to take command in a variety of settings.