Most interviews are not the kind of confrontations that we’ve come to associate with journalism due to the ambush-camera techniques of some TV broadcasts. The vast, vast majority are all about something simple: You want to learn more about a subject or person, or both, and the person you’re interviewing wants to help.

Also remember that the interview is about the other person, not you. He or she may ask you some polite questions, which you may of course answer, but try to get to the topic at hand sooner than later. An hour goes by fast in a good interview. —Dan GillmorInterviewing (Bayosphere)

Some good interviewing tips from a seasoned journo.