Media Interview

Media Interview
Before you begin:
Remember to introduce yourself and explain the goal of the interview.
Tell the person approximately how long this interview will last.
Explain our definition of media.

The interview:
What is your name?
How old are you?
Do you remember the year your family first had a television?
Where the shows you watched in color or black & white?
How many television stations did you have?
How long would you be allowed to watch television a week or a day?
What type of music did you listen to when you were my age?
How many radio stations did you have when you were my age?
What were the most important things happening in the world when you were my age?
Do you think the media has changed? In what ways?
What media things did you have in your house when you were growing up?
What tv shows do you remember watching?
Were there any reality shows?
How old were you when you first used the Internet?
What was the most popular way of listening to music when you were my age?
Who was popular when you were my age?
Was advertising as noticeable as today with big billboards and advertising on buses, etc.?
What magazines do you remember reading?
What do you remember listening to on the radio?
Did you watch many movies? How?
What is your favorite tv show?

After the interview:
Thank the person for their time.
Ask them if they are interested in a copy of the interview.

Updated Monday November 3, 2008
C. Pearl-Hodgins