Curate an Interview

Curators can conduct online video interviews of politicians and include the videos as Top News items as well as insert into other sections of a post. Politicians will have approx. one minute or less to answer questions.

US onAir Editors will assist curators with these interviews by:

  1. Supporting the scheduling and recording of an interview through our Google Meet enterprise account (no limit on time and ability to livestream to 100,000 viewers)
  2. Providing a list of standard general and issue focused questions that all candidates and representatives will be asked
  3. Editing interviews into one minute segments for insertion into their About and Issues sections of the post

Below are some standard questions we like to ask all interviewees in addition to issue-related questions

  1. Why did you get involved in politics?
  2. What is your most significant accomplishment?
  3. What is the most important new legislation you want to support?
  4. How can the public get more engaged in and impact our democracy?

Model Interview

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How to Conduct an Online Interview
Overview
Model email
Production

Re: Online interview with Virginia onAir

To: Candidates  cc: Chief of Staff and PR person

Dear Honorable __________ (Ms. or Mr. for challengers),

My name is ___________. I live in US House District ___. I am a member of _______. I am also curating posts on the 2020 Election for US House District ? put link here (each slide leads to a full post). We would appreciate your review of our posts on you and your election, with any additions or edits you may have.

I would like to conduct an online interview with you which I will record and insert into these posts. Our standard questions to all interviewees are:

  • Why did you get involved in politics?
  • What is your most significant accomplishment?
  • What is the most important new legislation you want to support?
  • How can the public get more engaged in and impact our democracy?

We request you keep your answers to one minute or less. If you have more than 5 minutes, I would like to record your positions (up to two minutes each) on any of these issues: Civil Rights, Governance, Economy, Environment, Education, Health Care, Immigration, and International, and any other iissues of your choice.

To learn more about Virginia onAir and the US onAir Network, see our two minute video and accompanying informationput link here

I appreciate your attention to my request.

All the best,

Kerrie

First Name  Last Name
Curator, Virginia onAir

Curated state Hub: va.onair.cc
Network of 50 state Hubs: us.onair.cc

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Intro

Video intro script:

Hi… My name is _____ . I am the lead curator for this post on _______________ in the _______ onAir governance and elections Hub.

Today I am interviewing ______________