Interview

structured series of questions and answers
A man being interviewed in Tanzania.

An interview is a conversation where somebody is trying to get information from another person. The person asking questions is the interviewer and the person answering questions is the interviewee.

Employers interview people trying to get a job to find out if they are a good person for the job. Researchers use an interview to ask people to find how they feel about a certain issue. Since the middle 19th century,[1] interviews have often been used in journalism to get information for stories on news shows or in newspapers. Police interview witnesses to a crime to find out what happened. Military intelligence agents interview prisoners to learn about enemy plans and capabilities.

  1. "Inventing The Interview | AMERICAN HERITAGE". www.americanheritage.com. Retrieved 2019-12-22.