The best way to record a phone interview? Have the subject tape themselves with their smartphone!
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- Maybe the easiest, but not the most reliable. As a journalist, I'd never want to rely on a source hitting the button or not, sending me the recording or not.Dec 10, 2012
- Not. I had a stringer working for me on a project and he insisted on filming and recording interviews with his iPhone at a festival.
Then he found out he did not know how to get any of it off his phone to where I could edit it in my software.Dec 10, 2012
- Good points. I think it would probably take some training of the interviewees to make sure they do it right. But then again, NPR is using this technique exclusively for radio interviews done by phone, so it must work somehow.Dec 10, 2012
- I work mostly in business journalism so if we've got a totally willing (and prepped) participant, things may be getting a little close to publicity for their company.Dec 10, 2012
- how are youDec 11, 2012
- The author of this piece Neal Augenstein writes this in a response in comments on the story to your point:
As I'm talking the interviewee through the process I have them press's the record button, hold the phone a foot in front of their mouth, say their name, then hit Stop. I describe how to share (usually email) and have them actually send that one second or so recording to my email. That ensure they have the correct email, I can give a quick listen and tell them to move mic closer or farther from mouth, and that room isn't too bouncy (usually happens in an empty room). Also, if I'm concerned they may not do it right I might have them call the newsroom number, so I can roll backup on that phone call, in case the #iphonereporting fails. As with many aspects of #iphonereporting, it pays to have Plan A, Plan B, and Plan CDec 11, 2012
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