Best Newspaper Writing. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

This book, published every year since 1979, contains prize-winning articles, followed by the editors' comments and question-and-answer sessions with the writers. Several of the writers have published exceptional interviews, and some discuss their interviewing techniques.

Biagi, Shirley. Interviews That Work: A Practical Guide for Journalists, 2nd ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, 1992.

Killenburg, George M., and Rob Anderson. Before the Story—Interviewing and Communication Skills for Journalists. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.

Kunkel, Thomas. "Interviewing the Interviewer." American Journalism Review. July/August 2001, pp. 56"60.

Sincoff, Michael Z., and Robert S. Goyer. Interviewing. New York: Macmillan, 1984.

Stewart, Charles J., and William B. Cash Jr. Interviewing Principles and Practices, 3rd ed. Dubuque, Iowa: William C. Brown, 1985.

Paterno, Susan. "The Question Man." American Journalism Review. October 2000, pp. 50-57.

Yates, Edward D. The Writing Craft, 2nd ed. Raleigh, N.C.: Contemporary, 1985.

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