So I’m doing journalism and funnily enough, journalism involves interviewing people. So last week we had a practice run ourselves, and this week we’re looking at the professionals and asking ourselves what did they do, and could it be done better? I’m going to be looking at the following video, about the change of American plans for the global economic crisis.
The interviewer, Jaisal Noor, seems to me to be a good interviewer. When he is introducing his interviewee, Greg Palast, he shows that he has done enough research to introduce the topic and Palast while still leaving room for Palast to talk about his area of expertise. Noor asks Palast questions that build off the last answer and into the rest of the story. The queries slowly build off of each other and Noor takes note of what is being said, incorporating it into the next question. All of his questions are quite open ended, allowing Palast the free reign to speak in whichever manner he wishes, leaving the information flow in his hands. Noor quite easily follows the 4 Principles set by Columbia University and has clearly had plenty of practice here.