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Interviewing tips with Emily Corio

 A group of students interviews someone

Media students –and professionals—often need to interview their sources. You want to make sure you’re prepared. Whether you’re new to interviewing or a seasoned pro, there is always room to improve your skills.

Here are three quick tips from College of Media instructor Emily Corio on how to prepare for interviewing someone.

  1.  Do your research. Research the person you will interview and research the topic you're covering. We'll save tips on researching for another day.
  2. Make a list of questions. What do you know? What do you need to know? You'll want to ask questions to confirm information and to gain new information. 
  3. Know your equipment. Practice using it before your interview. Carry extra batteries and/or SD cards as needed. 

Emily Corio holds a microphone

Emily Corio is the journalism chair and a teaching associate professor at the College of Media. She currently teaches podcasting and broadcast writing and reporting. Corio is an award-winning reporter and spent a decade working in public media as a journalist prior to joining the College.