In ‘The Art of Interviewing’ you will learn how to prepare, conduct, record and edit an interview for radio or podcasting. An interview is of course both a research tool and broadcasting format, and is the basis of most factual radio. Perfecting the art of asking questions in a way that will lead to succinct answers will be useful for your podcast projects, as well as academic activities such as chairing panels, or conducting your own field research. Participants will interview each other during the workshop, so you’ll also get the chance to refine how you tell your research story.
This is a hands-on workshop, led by Miranda Schiller. Miranda is a freelance editor and podcaster, specialising in heritage, culture, and history. She has contributed features to public radio stations, and has trained young reporters and producers in Germany and the UK.
You will produce your own audio segment during this workshop. Absolute beginners and those with more experience are welcome to attend. We will explore subjects including:
The different types of interviews there are
The art of asking questions
How to prepare an interview
Practical sound recording and editing skills
Practical interview structuring skills
How to put your interviewee at ease and get the answers you need
Being interviewed: How to get your message across when someone interviews you
It will be a mix of theory and practice, with listening examples, practical exercises, a lunch break (please bring your own, or there are cafes nearby), and a final listening and feedback session of your finished product.
As places are limited to 14, please book your place using the online booking form by 19th May 2017. Please email francesca.allfrey at kcl.ac.uk with any queries!