Post 7: Audio Interview with Photo

Due Sunday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. (Worth 50 points)

NOTE: Thursday, Oct. 24 will be a working class period. Bring your audio interview to class and you will have time to edit and post it.

Find a relevant and compelling person with something to say about your topic. Have a backup plan.

Prepare and research your questions. Do an in-person interview with your audio recorder/cellphone

Photograph your subject. Make sure your photo is clear, in focus, and that we can see the person’s face.

Edit your audio interview to a maximum of 2 minutes. It is OK if your questions are heard, but it is probably best to only hear subject because that way they get more time and focus.

Write up a short introduction to your post. (Who is the person? Why is she/he someone we should hear from? What does she/he have to say? Tease your audio. Your text should motivate your reader to listen to the audio. Include hyperlinks to text for more information.)

Post your text introduction, a photo of the subject, and your edited audio interview in a single blog post. Write a compelling headline that includes your subject’s name and uses descriptive key-words.

Here are step-by-step instructions for getting your audio from your device to your blog.

Here is an example of a former student’s assignment: Stockings for the Troops – Emma Boeckle Interview

Grading Criteria:

  • Original reporting and effort in tracking down a compelling subject to interview (i.e. roommates and friends are lowest on effort scale)
  • Well written text that introduces subject and compels reader to listen to audio.
  • Content of edited audio (Is it compelling, relevant, worth hearing, sharing?)
  • Quality of the recording (Is it clear and audiable?)
  • Quality of the editing (Under 2 minutes. Is the editing clean, allowing pauses between soundbites, with beginning middle and end?)
  • Quality photograph of subject
  • See grading rubric for details
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