First time interview with local business owner, what to ask and how to do it.
February 23, 2012 8:51 PM Subscribe
I was told last minute that I was doing an interview with a small local business owner (a new bar in a college town). I am not from a journalism background, and need some advice. See below the cut.
posted by hillabeans to Food & Drink (4 answers total)
A little background, I am a photographer and our writer for the publication was not available for this very last minute interview (they were nearing the open their very unique, local bar) and I was asked if I can do it. That being said:
What are some basic questions to ask (like when they plan on opening, what services they offer, etc)
What are some unique questions to ask?
Any pointers on using the iPhone4 Voice Memo app and transcribing the interview (no more than 10-15 minutes)
The people at the publication will do all the editing and post-interview work. I basically need to ask the questions and get it recorded, but hopefully without making any pitfalls.
Thank you so much in advance for any advice!