As the semester progresses, I’ve begun to recall the reason I would NOT raise my hand to take the biggest news ideas at the school paper. The reason is INTERVIEWING. Don’t get me wrong, I love to write but I usually stuck to the feature stories and the stories with the less contact of people. Features more or less involve surveys or one simple question and then you move on. I’ve always just had a fear of talking to people I didn’t know. Talking to someone I didn’t know about things that were maybe personal and intruding didn’t make the process any easier. Luckily there are tips online that can somewhat help me to ease through the dreaded process
The question in my mind is always before any interview, is why is this person going to listen to me and care what questions I have to ask? My mission this week is to get over this fear. After all, like Jim Militello’s, the class speaker said in class, “In journalism, in order to get information you have to ask questions.”
When I start my interviews for our first assignment, I will take his advice and be bold. Because if I don’t I might miss my big break and the golden opportunity to start my career.