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[Done] Searching for an interviewee for a biographical piece

Postby ximun » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:30 am UTC

Edit: I found an interviewee. Feel free to leave me your name/e-mail for future interviews I may have to conduct.

(My apologies if this isn't the right section!)

Hi all,

I'm a first-year journalism student and I need to conduct an interview with a stranger for a digital journalism course. It has to be done via e-mail and will allow me to write a 600- to 1000-word biographical piece. I'm basically looking for an interviewee, preferably someone with an unusual hobby or a troubled past so that I don't lack for content. An interesting career and/or lifestyle as well, please.

Technically, the only person who'll read the article is my professor, but the interviewee must be comfortable with sharing some personal info (name, education, etc). I'd be fine with a fake name as long as you create a matching e-mail address.

If you're interested in helping, please send me a private message through the xkcd forums with the following info:

Name, age, languages spoken, education, career, hobbies and interests & e-mail address.

If there's anything else you feel is relevant, feel free to mention it. I will contact potential interviewees shortly. Thanks!
Last edited by ximun on Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:09 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Searching for an interviewee for a biographical piece

Postby DragonWrangler » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:54 pm UTC

Have you considered checking the Member Interviews board?

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Re: Searching for an interviewee for a biographical piece

Postby Angua » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:04 pm UTC

How does your professor expect you to find strangers to allow you to interview them online?
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Re: Searching for an interviewee for a biographical piece

Postby ximun » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:34 pm UTC

DragonWrangler wrote:Have you considered checking the Member Interviews board?

You know what, that's actually a great idea. I'll check it out tomorrow.

Angua wrote:How does your professor expect you to find strangers to allow you to interview them online?

I honestly have no idea. The interviewee has to be a complete stranger and live in a different area code, so I'm probably expected to send interview requests to random e-mail addresses. It's a pretty silly assignment considering the only part that's even remotely relevant to this particular course (Digital Tools for Journalism) is the e-mail component. We haven't even learned how to conduct a proper interview yet.

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Re: Searching for an interviewee for a biographical piece

Postby Jahoclave » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:44 am UTC

Hello, I'm e-mailing you on behalf of a Nigerian Newspaper...

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Re: Searching for an interviewee for a biographical piece

Postby Vieto » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:08 am UTC

Jahoclave wrote:Hello, I'm e-mailing you on behalf of a Nigerian Newspaper...

Mention you are a prince.


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