interviewing fears

A New Twist on Interviewing Fears

Promoted by Roxy. Originally published 2010-05-21 09:15:38 -1000

Let’s take a different look at the fears surrounding an interview. When I wrote about overcoming the fear of conducting an interview in last week’s blog, I focused on citizen journalists’ concerns. Today, I want to look at interviewing fears from the other side – from the perspective of the person who is being interviewed. I’m not talking about high-profile individuals or politicians who are used to being questioned. I’m talking about average people who often avoid the spotlight. But they might be the subject of an interview because they are on the scene of an accident, are the victim of a crime, are participating in an event or have the expertise needed for a certain story.