Alex Moshakis, commissioning editor at The Observer Magazine, is well-versed in the art of interviewing famous people. With VIP interviews such as Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard and Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson under his belt, he shares his step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of interviews with the stars. His first tip? “Always make sure your Dictaphone is on,” as my eyes dart towards my phone to check that I’m recording.
As journalists we’re often told that ideas are our currency – as if cartoon-like ‘light bulb moments’ pop into our heads on demand. But how often have you found yourself uninspired? Does it ever feel like your well of pitches has run dry? Cara Laskaris speaks to Richard Klein, Oscar-winning factual TV producer and commissioner, about how to develop compelling ideas.
With the rise of short, light-heated online content, it’s no surprise that the divide between journalists and comedians is thinner than ever. Perhaps that’s why more hacks are taking their skills to the stage. You can read more about that in this year’s XCity but here we’ve found six surprising