I need an explanation for this Communications question to help me study.
There are two main components to this assignment.
At least 1500 words
The Interview Document:
1) Write out a clearly stated focus.
Write it as a headline for a publication. (Include their picture!) Write out the purpose as a sub-headline. (2 pts)
2) Write a well-written lead or introduction. (The sample report example labels this background.) (3 points) 4-8 sentences, 1 or 2 paragraphs. Include some parts of Who, What, and How.
DO NOT start your introduction/lead with the sentence “On this date, I interviewed this person.”
Start your sentence with something factual and interesting about the person. For example, ” HR Director Jan Lewis failed her first job interview. She told the interviewer about how much she looked forward to working for Microsoft. She was interviewing for a job with Apple. “
Hint: Often some of your most focused thinking comes when you are done and writing your conclusion. Sometimes you can take a good, detailed sentence from your conclusion and move it to the introduction.
3) The interview. ( 12 points)
Format: The interview can be in the style of a Q and A, edited fairly of course, or in the style of sections based on topics, with descriptions, paraphrasing, and quotes. Two-thirds of your final piece must be about your subject’s use and understanding of the interview. One third can be about other topics.
Be sure to tell a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end.
This section should reveal your efforts at probing and bringing out details that reveal the story. This is the heart of your interview.
Hint: Here is where you ask for details, stories, and examples. If you don’t ask specifically for details in your question and follow-ups, their answers will read like assertions. You need to make the request. ( “Tell about a time when….”; “Give me an example of how a person reacted to….”; “You said the best interviewees ask thoughtful questions. Give me an example of a time when an interviewee did ask you a great question.”
We should learn something here about the interviewee and your skills.
4) A short conclusion ( 3 points)
A conclusion is a restatement of your lead and focus, with a twist that lends itself to further thinking about the topic.
For Example; Artist Ziye Liu tweets have garnered attention around the world. One even got a response, offering 1 million dollars for her latest work. She says she plans on beating that record with her next set of tweets
5) At the top of the page again write out your clearly stated purpose and focus ( 2 points)
6) A bibliography of your research. 3 sources minimum. (3 points)
7) Your pre-planned questions. (4 points)
Ten is a good number. Organize this into some form of an arc that tells a story with a beginning, middle, and end.
8) Include your three research questions in that list of questions. (3 points)
Remember, the research questions should include aspects of your research- a quote or a paraphrase.
9) Take one research question and to show me your thinking as you developed that question. (1 point)
10) A Short self-assessment. ( 2 points)
Analyze how you did at executing the entire assignment. 5-10 sentences.
What worked? What didn’t work? How will you improve? What did you do well, what could you have done better in conducting the interview? Assess your performance. Did you create rapport? Did it go off-topic? Did it follow your plan? Did you like what you ended up with?
Write or produce as if for a magazine, a newspaper, or multimedia program (audio, video, slideshow).
Include at least one picture.
The focus statement- present it as a headline.)
The short purpose statement- present it as a sub-headline)
A lead is a well-written background/introduction/summary to show how well you have thought through the implications of your questions and the answers you received.
A news story, an interview, any story really, is someone doing something for a reason. That can be your lead, or in your introduction.
The interview report to follow will go into detail and depth, the what, where, when how, and why of their use of the interview in their work.
A thoughtful conclusion, restating what the person knows about the interview and what they might be planning next in their career or life.interviewing_interviewer_resources_1..docx