Introduction to Electronic Media
For this assignment, you are to contact a person that is a working professional in film, radio,
Learning Objective: Ability to network and identify professionals in his/her career interest area.
Increase knowledge of students’ field of interest and how it may relate to the course, their major,
or their interests.
Identify a professional working in your field of interest and conduct an informational interview with
Students can locate professionals through professional networking gatherings, from your
network, or by searching professional sites such as LinkedIn.
Interview must be via phone, in-person, or skype.
Informational Interviews (or “networking meetings”) can be a great way to expand your
professional network and
learn more about a particular career field. For this assignment, find a person working in a position
that you would
someday like to have and schedule a time to interview the person.
Develop at least ten questions to ask during the informational interview.
After the informational interview, write a 1 to 2 page (double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman
reflecting on the experience. Please address the following questions:
With whom did you meet and why?
For what organization does this person work, and what is his or her job?
Describe the interview – what were the main topics that you discussed?
What did you learn from the interview?
What steps will you take to follow-up after the interview?
Upload the essay to CANVAS. The Instructor will review each and give points for
answering the questions above.
Project #1: Interview Someone Working in Electronic Media
Informational Interview. Recently, I interviewed a lady who works with Central New Yolk Film Professionals as a film producer. Below is the interview discussion. What aspects of the film career do you dislike? One thing I dislike about my professional field as a film producer is a way people judge me. People think that relates to the films I produce with my character. However, this is untrue, as my life has nothing to do with what I produce in the film industry………………..
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