Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Interview Questions


Spencer Drake
Interview strategy:

I think what makes a good interview are really good questions. You don't want to do an interview and have it be extremely boring. Surprise the other person and ask a shocking question that won't offend someone, but you'll get a great answer. Don't dive in too personal. For example Howard Stern, who is a radio talk show host who will ask the most offensive and risqué questions possible and it has made celebrities and other people extremely uncomfortable. But the odd thing is, he is the most famous radio hosting the world and one of the top listened too networks. So people like shocking questions. Obviously we won't ask questions like Howard stern does, but I'm sure we are creative enough to come up with some great questions.

Friday, September 13, 2013


  • What does journalism look like?
 Journalism looks like a person who has to do a lot of traveling to different places of the world. They send people all over the place and tell them to go experience something so they can get the best article. When someone experiences something they can write about it in more detail. 
  • Where do you see journalism in your life?
Journalism in my life.. I think might do something involving journalism, but hopefully trough film. News related or camera operating. That would be more fun then to just write about something your boss says you have to do. 
  • Why are you interested in journalism?
I'm interested in journalism because it seems pretty fun to write about articles or choosing something to research and report on. Journalism can mean different things and different jobs so I think it'd pretty fascinating and I think it's a good skill to have in life. Journalism can be pretty media oriented and that's hopefully something I can do later in my life.
  • What are you curious to learn more about in terms of this class? Journalism in general?
Writing more creatively that really engages audiences. That kind of skill really interests me and I hope to learn more about it as the year goes on in this class.