Here are the three things I would like you to read for:
- Try to pay attention to where we are getting background information on the main subject being interviewed for the piece. That information comes from the interview subject but it is not direct quotation. What kinds of information do we learn that rounds out our picture of this individual?
- Where is direct quotation from the subject used and why is it used? Where is is not used and why?
- What do "secondary sources" look like in this piece? How is it positioned in the actual article?
- What is the larger world that this interview reflects on? How do come to know the wider view and what do we come to know about it?
- What is the significance of the piece in it's entirety? Why tell this story?
- What narrative elements shape the article? In other words, this is public scholarship not academic scholarship. So, related to the question above, why tell this story this way?
Once you've read and considered these questions, post between 250 and 300 words that address them.
Additionally, what do you learn about your own final project by thinking about the last two bullets: why tell. this story and why tell this story this way? Write through your answer for your own project in 100 to 200 words.