Interview Like a Journalist
Do you feel limited to writing about your own experiences? Would you like to hone your research skills and explore other perspectives? This course will walk students through the fundamentals of interviewing: how to reach out to subjects, how to conduct interviews, and how to navigate some of the challenges that arise when you interview. Students will read excerpts from the novels Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee and The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, which were written based on interviews, as well as examples of interviews in the news. They will also practice interviewing each other and write up a short excerpt based on their interview.
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
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- In-Class Writing Prompts
- Class Discussion
- The Novel
- Short Fiction