Project: Five Minutes of Fame
Open your favorite magazine or webzine.
- Look for all the different ways interviews are conveyed to audiences.
- Think about how the writers/editors may have decided what to keep and what to edit out.
- Think about how all the questions seem connected or in a logical order. Do you think they were asked that way?
- Look and listen carefully for the analysis and commentary of the interviewer. Do they have an agenda or a message? What is it?
Give some thought to how you will present your finished interview to an audience. Consider some options by searching online for the websites of a magazine, such as Science News; a newspaper, such as the Washington Post or The New York Times; and a radio talk show, such as This American Life. You will choose one of these formats for your assignment.
Once you have selected a format, you are ready to begin “spinning” the interview story into a finished project.
When you are done, submit your article, audio, or video recording to the Project: Five Minutes of Fame link.
To ensure success, read the grading rubric.
Congratulations! You have completed this unit. Please continue with the course.