Effective interviewing techniques translate to writing that is clear, lively, and – depending on the writer's mission – instructive or entertaining. This course will encompass all the integral components of the interviewing process, including preparation, one-on-one dynamics, comparing interview styles, how to take useful notes, asking the right questions, coaxing interesting quotes from interviewees and using quotes effectively in a feature story. Students will participate in interviewing and writing exercises in class and complete a major interview/writing assignment out of class.
Prerequisites: News and Feature Writing (WCWP-40276)
Course Number: WCWP-40123
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Content Marketing, Creative Writing, Science Communication