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The interview is a vital part of the reporter's story. In a reporter's quest for the truth, the interview can give the reporter an understanding of the source, a sense

The interview is a vital part of the reporter's story. In a reporter's quest for the truth, the interview can give the reporter an understanding of the source, a sense of what the source represents to the story and get the source to disclose enough information to properly tell the story. In this paper, the key body language of reporters and sources during the journalistic interview are evaluated. To help the reporter get the most out of an interview, this study observes key behaviors from reporters and sources of five major areas of kinesics: hand gesture, posture, proxemics, mirroring and facial expressions. This study categorized the positive from the negative gestures associated with these major movements in order to help evaluate the attitude of a interview participant and how to best improve relations through a reporter's subtle body gestures.

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