The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air by Steven ClaymanThe News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air by Steven Clayman

The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air

bySteven Clayman, John Heritage

Paperback | August 26, 2002

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The news interview has become a major vehicle for presenting broadcast news and political commentary. This book examines the place of the news interview in Anglo-American broadcasting as well as its historical development in the United States and Britain. It discusses the fundamental norms and conventions that shape conduct in the modern interview, including the linguistic and interactional practices of journalists. Through analyses of well-known interviews, the book explores the relationship between journalists and public figures, and reveals the tensions lying beneath the surface of the nightly news.
John Heritage is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His publications include Garfinkel and Ethnomethodology (1984), Structures of Social Action, co-edited with Max Atkinson (Cambridge, 1984, 0521318629), and Talk at Work, co-edited with Paul Drew (Cambridge, 1992, 0521374898).
Title:The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the AirFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 26, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521011914

ISBN - 13:9780521011914

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The news interview in context; 3. Framing the news interview; 4. Taking turns and 'doing' news interview talk; 5. Defensible questioning; 6. Designing questions; 7. Answers and evasions; 8. The panel interview; 9. Conclusion: the future of the news interview.

Editorial Reviews

"Scholars who study, analyze, and compare such ephemera need a way to record interviews statistically. The authors present a method for in-depth analysis of news interviews and a framework students and journalists can use to do so. Recommended." Choice