Last Friday, our 9th and 10th graders in our Local Issues curriculum conducted Interviews About Interviewing. In preparation for ethnographic field research that teams will conduct in the upcoming months, these informational conversations with professional question-askers proved to be a fruitful opportunity to learn about phrasing and ordering questions, maintaining respectful body language, how to deal with sticky ethical situations, and more.
Thank you to our guests for taking the time to speak with our students:
Laurie Ochoa, arts and entertainment editor at the Los Angeles Times
Sammy Roth, energy reporter for the Los Angeles Times
Ian Chang, former journalist and English teacher
Anais Plasketes, licensed marriage and family therapist
Alex Cohen, morning anchor at Spectrum News
From the notes they took during their Interviews About Interviewing, students created zines archiving their takeaways.