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September 27, 2005

The Reporter's Notebook

As a novice reporter, I sometimes grope for good interview questions. Author Mark Levin explains in the Stock Interview Questions section of The Reporter's Notebook (p.23), that a news story is only as good as the questions asked. Reporters, Levin advises, need to do their homework. Fortunately, Levin includes 11 open-ended biographical questions which guarantee some good quotes. Some examples are:

“What has been the hardest obstacle you’ve had to overcome to get to where you are today?”


“What do you hope to be doing 10 years from now?”

Posted by NancyGregg at September 27, 2005 11:44 AM


I really like this aspect of The Reporter's Notebook because it will help students, who are having trouble brainstorming, find topics and sample questions for when they do their own interviews.
This section also helps a budding reporter keep all of their information organized with the interviewee information cards.

Posted by: Ashlee Lupchinsky at September 27, 2005 12:18 PM