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The aerobic art of interviewing
Asia Pacific Media Educator
  • S. A. McHugh, University of Wollongong
Publication Date
12-1-2007
Abstract

Michelangelo believed that a piece of marble already contained a work of art – his role was to liberate what was inherent. But the majesty, grace and beauty he saw in the stone that became David remained invisible to sculptors who had previously tackled it. In a similar way, the interview can be all or nothing to writers, journalists and oral historians. A person sits across a table, with stories to tell, ideas to impart, facts to confirm or deny, perhaps a lifetime of emotions to convey – but our ability to perceive who is before us, and to engage with what we are hearing, will critically affect what ensues

Citation Information
S. A. McHugh. "The aerobic art of interviewing" (2007) p. 147 - 154
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/siobhan_mchugh/5/