Rob: "My first interview was Jeffrey Archer in 1986 for the Wimbledon News where I started as a reporter. That is also where I met Piers Morgan. Both are criminally insane egomaniacs who really should be on anti-ego-inflammatory medication."
The Guardian has posted audio of an interview to debunk cricketer Michael Vaughn's claim to have been misquoted. "Gotcha moment", or revealing insight into his genuine views? Andrew Grant Adamson looks at how this relates to the e-mail intereviews debate.
Jason Calacanis explains his e-mail interviews only policy...
Mark Hamilton quotes from Anna Politkovskaya and wonders: "Can we get to journalism like this solely by email or blog post? No." That just about says it all. End of silly blogospheric debate.
"The solution, and a good one at that: Podcast the interview. The reporter gets his quotes; the blogger gets his public interview; the public gets an extra piece of the story: Everyone’s happy. The question now, is how many of your sources would buy int
Scott Rosenberg says any reporter who doesn't admit they prefer telephone interviews because they "hope to use the conversational environment as a space in which to prod, wheedle, cajole and possibly trip up their interviewee" is lying.
Jason Calacanis reflects on the email interview brouhaha: "Print is dead in the news role because it can't keep up with the conversation--not because people don't like print per se."
Scott Karp on the e-mail interview debate: "both sides are right and also wrong". "It’s so easy to say the old model is ENTIRELY broken and therefore we need to throw the WHOLE thing out. If only life were that simple — everything is so much easier in
Jeff Jarvis: "The interview is outmoded and needs to be rethought." ... "in the time of the empowered interviewee".
Jason Calacanis finds it ironic that a journalist from Wired magazine has refused to conduct an interview exclusively via email. On his blog, the Internet entrepreneur explains the email-interviews-only policy that he and some other high-profile bloggers have adopted, and publishes the email that he sent to the magazine writer: Frankly, you need to adapt. Journalists [...]