Assignment specifics: Record using some sort of recording device (iPhone, digital recorder, etc.) a 10 to 15-minute interview. Transcribe the interview by typing up an exact copy of what your interview subject says. (It takes about an hour to transcribe a ten minute interview.) If you do not have a phone that is capable of recording audio, you can check out an audio recorder from Media Services.
Take a photograph of the person you interview, and post it to the top of your entry.
Then, using this transcript, you will assemble a blog post using ONLY what your interview subject says to tell a story of this memory.
This is a challenging assignment!
Think about the sorts of questions that you ask so that you ask them in a manner that encourages your interview subject to supply detailed answers.
Ask questions that invite detailed description. For instance: "describe the scene at the dinner table." If someone mentions a person, ask "Tell me about the time that you two became friends."
IN addition to your blog post, I want you to hand in a copy of your interview's transcript.