Media Studies KS3 / GCSE: How to conduct an interview

Comedienne Susan Earl hits the streets of London to demonstrate how not to conduct an interview via a series of terrible vox pops with the public.

A panel of young people watch the interviews and try to spot the deliberate mistakes, from talking over the interviewee's answers to using closed questions, bad body language and recording bad sound.

This clip is from the series Making Media.

Teacher Notes

Students could be asked to work in pairs and role-play an interview on a specified topic, first including some of the mistakes discussed in the clip (and any others they can think of), and then aiming to provide a much more polished interview.

Ask each pair to provide a 'top three' list of questions that they thought worked best in their interviews, and be prepared to discuss why they worked so well.

Curriculum Notes

These films will be relevant for Media Studies KS3, KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 5 and Higher in Scotland.

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