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Interviewing: Top tips for getting your story

One of the first interviews I conducted in the field as a features writer, I had been a writer-journalist for six years. But at a desk. Being out in the field was so much different. There was the notebook, the tape recorder, the balancing of notebook and the tape recorder as I walked with my interview subject during the tour of his business.

There was balancing all that and then the dictation for the exact quotes, the mindful tracking of where I walked AND my interviewee’s comments, to be at the ready with the next appropriate question! There was the… the… the… (brown paper bag, please).
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