The Art of the Interview

Course Number: 
DOCST 364S.01
Course Instructor: 
Barry Yeoman
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Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
PJMS 364.01
PUBPOL 364S.01

An exploration of the role of the interview as the central element of modern American journalism, with focus on its development as a tool of inquiry, a cultural form and news-making event, and new possibilities through technology for using interviews to construct and understand major events in the news. Readings include landmark interviews of last 100 years from magazines, newspapers and television. Instruction in methods for conducting interviews with public figures and private sources that will be put into practice in semester-long interview projects will focus on a person or event and will test original prototype for conducting, organizing, annotating and publishing recorded interviews.