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Digital Interviews: Absolutely – but Keep Notetaking

You lined up a personal interview for your book? Congratulations. Have you tried digital interviews? A digital interview gives you a permanent record whose content you can refer to later or reuse in another format. How many video snippets can you extract from an hour interview, for instance? It fills in those segments of information that you miss in your notetaking. It is insurance that you don’t, for instance, write 179 when you mean to write 197. Listening to your interview later is an opportunity for you to critique your performance. End of Notetaking as We Know It? Digital recorders make it so easy to record an interview, including using your phone if you want, that you might be tempted to just put away your pen and paper or laptop. […]

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