Interviewing is an important part of journalism. Speaking in the context of Feature Articles, we need to interview people not only for Personal Profile Interview but almost every Feature Article we write. For example, a person is writing an article on a nomadic tribe, say the ironsmiths of Rajasthan. The author has to interview members of the Gadia Lohar community, historians, government officials, people working with NGOs, etc. So having good interviewing skills is important if you want to be a good feature article writer.
Also, you might already know that while doing report writing, we are advised to take byte. Taking an interview is quite different from taking a byte. For byte, you simply go to the person and ask her/him a question or two related to the event/issue you are reporting. Interviews can be divided into three stages – Pre-Interview, the Actual Interview, and Post- Interview. All three of them are equally important.
This listicle will provide you with an insight into the world of interviewing.