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Young columnist reflects on first year of writing

 

January 6, 2020

NR-S fourth grader Oakley Brazil has been writing for the Transcript for a year. He recounts the lessons he learned by interviewing and writing about 10 individuals in that time.

A year has passed since I became a newspaper reporter, and I have to say I have learned a few things. Over the past 12 months, I have interviewed and featured 10 individuals. Some of them I knew, and some of them I didn't. Some of the interviews were so easy that it didn't feel like work at all.

First, I learned that one of the keys to having a good interview is to make sure the person is comfortable and that the interview is all about them. It is also helpful to write down the interview questions ahead of time and bring a few extra just in case- you really can't have too much information...



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