Interviewing for Radio
By Jim Beaman, Jim Beaman
Routledge – 2000 – 192 pages
Series: Media Skills
Interviewing for Radio is a thorough introduction to the techniques and skills of the radio interview. It offers advice on how to ask the right question and elicit a response and guides the reader through the use of equipment, the mechanics of recording, the studio environment, live broadcasts, presentation and pronunciation and editing material.
Interviewing for Radio critically analyses previously broadcast interviews and, together with advice from radio professionals, explains the preparation, organization and communication required to produce a successful radio broadcast. Written by an experienced producer, presenter and instructor, Interviewing for Radio includes:
* the history of the radio interview and the importance of its role today
* practical exercises which introduce successful interview and technical skills
* case studies and hypothetical scenarios to help prepare for potential difficulties
* a discussion of ethics, risk assessment, codes of conduct and safety issues
* a glossary of radio and broadcast terms, further reading and suggested listening.
'The book is an excellent guide …' - Trevor Goodchild, The Journalist
Jim Beaman lectures in radio journalism at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and has worked as an instructor at BBC Radio Training. His broadcasting experience includes presenting, reporting and producing for BBC Local Radio, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4.