In this half-day workshop, journalists learned tactics for successful television interviews from an off-camera anchor. ”How to Look Natural On Air,” gave participants a chance to practice interviewing skills and learn from critiques to better enhance their camera presence.
The workshop was held during the 2010 Society of American Business Editors & Writers conference in Phoenix.
This workshop was led by Susan Green, the broadcast director of the Cronkite News Service in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Take a look through the recordings and resources below. At your own pace, you can walk through the self-guided lesson on how to look natural on air.
Presentaton: How to look natural on air
- 5 minutes: Clips
- 10 minutes: Print reporters on their TV experiences
- 22 minutes: Sit-down interview
- 1 hour: Practical tips while on-air
Susan Green: The broadcast director of the Cronkite News Service in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Additional resourcesWant to prep for your next radio or television interview? Check out Green's tip sheet (PDF) for handling the process like a pro.
Here's advice on how to nail a variety of interviews you may encounter as a journalist, from sit-down television spots to radio segments.