Reporter and producer: Lisette Martinez, 16
I still remember my very first Bulls game. I think I was around 12 years old and they were playing, at that time, the New Jersey Nets. They are now called the Brooklyn Nets. I knew from the moment I walked into the United Center that I wanted to be around all the excitement that the team brings to the city. Music was playing, fans were cheering even before the game everyone is in a good mood. I just loved it and I love the sport of basketball. Recently, I got the chance to interview Bulls sports reporter K.C. Johnson about his job.
Here are the steps I took to interview K.C.:
- Research sports reporters. There were a lot I picked a few that looked interesting to me.
- Narrow down your choices. From the three or four that I liked I researched each name.
- Then send out emails requesting an interview. Be patient. If you don’t hear back after a few days. FOLLOW UP!
- Once you get in contact with your interviewee, you set up a time and date for your interview.
- Create questions. After coming up with questions it’s best to have an editor or someone who can review your questions and give you suggestions on how to make them better.
- Now interview.
– For the interview with K.C. we used a bit of i-phone magic. K.C. was in Phoenix, AZ reporting on a Bulls game. We asked him to call us from his hotel room landline. He used his i-phone to record himself while on the phone with me. On our side of things, I was recorded. After the interview K.C. shared his audio from his i-phone.
- Once you have all all the audio you can start editing. 🙂
And that’s it !