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Sunday 30 September 2018 by Matthieu Giroux

Asking questions need setting these 5 questions:

  • Who ? What? How? Or ? Why ?

If your article does not contain these elements, in each paragraph, it does not become interesting. This questioning is not just for the journalist. It allows you to build objective texts.

The article must be understandable to a larger number. So it is interesting to notify a number of lines.

To be interested in the one we listen to allows us to highlight it. Finding that connects the asked person allows you to ask questions. Then, a new relationship’s discovery can make us discover others.

If the one we listen to is in production, his job and his knowledge always have a different approach. We like to talk about what we can do. The reader likes to learn.

If the one you listen to is responsible, he knows he has something to contribute. Interested in him allows to see that he wants to transmit. Has he made important decisions for us?

There are different ways to find a relationship with the one we are talking about:
 • The event we are working on.
 • The discovery of someone, an object.
 • The subject of the interviewee.
 • Identical age or not and activities.
 • The past if the interviewee is nostalgic.
 • The charm because we must charm the readers.
 • Politics because the journalist does.

Learning to write quickly, simply and well helps to answer to the news. This is acquired while growing. Writing becomes a technique for others.

My Notes

Write an interview after asking someone questions. Interview with a small notebook and a pencil ...