News Interviewing Skills

Whether you are an investigative reporter or an entertainment journalist, good interviewing skills are crucial to cracking a great story and getting the information your audience wants. This one-day course provides insight, examples, practical tools, and experience interviewing all kinds of people...

Taught by: Charmaine Cozier, Tony Padman.

Description

Whether you are an investigative reporter or an entertainment journalist, good interviewing skills are crucial to cracking a great story and getting the information your audience wants. This one-day course provides insight, examples, practical tools, and experience interviewing all kinds of people.

Topics Covered

  • Preparing for an interview
  • Getting the most from your interview
  • Dealing with difficult interviewees
  • Best practice
  • Interview editing

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the pre-interview process and why it is essential
  • Deal with difficult interviewees
  • Confidently probe for the information you need

Who Should Attend
Journalists and those looking to learn or improve news interviewing skills.

Level
Beginner.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to go on and develop your writing skills with Effective Writing for Journalists or build your online presence with Social Media for Journalists.

Tailor Made Training
We also offer bespoke news interviewing and journalism courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Tailor Made Training page

Tutor information

Charmaine Cozier completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at LCC. Since then she has spent more than ten years as a reporter, presenter, producer and senior editor with the BBC. Charmaine’s experience includes Radio 5 Live, Radio 4’s current affairs unit, 1Xtra and more recently Radio 1 where she edited two daily live editions of Newsbeat and was also responsible for growing Newsbeat’s online and social media presence. Charmaine has also worked as a journalism tutor for the BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme.
Tony Padman has been a journalist for local, regional, European and national newspapers since 1999. After spending five years in news, he moved to features specializing in stories on health, religion, sport and education. He now concentrates on entertainment journalism for the national newspapers.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
29/06/2017 - 29/06/2017Thursday11:00 - 17:001 Day£234Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
14/12/2017 - 14/12/2017Thursday11:00 - 17:001 Day£234Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket