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The tendencies of the evolution of the interview in the contemporary press

Author: Dorel Cosma
Degree:doctor of philology
Speciality: 10.01.10 - Journalism and Communication Sciences
Scientific consultant: Mihail Guzun
doctor, associate professor (docent), Moldova State University
Scientific council:


The thesis was presented on the 23 August, 2007
Approved by NCAA on the 20 December, 2007


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CZU 070:303.62

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146 pages


theory of journalism, media, press, written press, journalistic genre, system of publicist genres, informative genres, interview, interview-journalistic genre, interview-method of documentation, question, answer, dialogue, monologue, conversation, discussion, media communication, public space, media sector, author, journalist, interlocutor, interviewed person, interviewing person, inter-cultural communication, drawing up technique, tipology of the interview, interview on an ethnic subject, interview with under age childen, interview with disabled people, interview with inflexible people, analysis, analytical element, message, argumentative speech, communicational interaction, information consumer, democration


The subject matter of the work ist o identify the role and the place of the interview in the action of rendering valuable the present reality from the journalistic point of view; to determine the conceptual dimensions of the journalistic interview, estimated in the context of the axiological transformations through which media communication is passing during the transition period; to examine, from the viewpoint of the quantity and of the quality, the changes that have appeared in the evolution of the interview in the contemporary written press; to designate the techniques for putting down an interview with an aim to render the message transmitted as efficient as possible.

A complex examination of the phenomenon of interviewing is entered upon in the study, which identifies the trends of the evolution of this genre at present days. The study offers a systematization, a definition and a comprehensive compared analysis of the interview, it throws into relief its place within the system of genres to which contemporary journalism resorts. On the one hand, the interview is examined from the point of view of its relationship with other genres and on the other hand, the study points out the interference that takes place amongst genres, giving new valences to the journalistic texts. Dislosing the experience specific to journalists offers the possibility of noticing some significant particularities of the genres, such as the massive penetration of the analytic element into the contents of the interview.

The work includes specifications concerning the present typology of interviews and also the explanation and the arguments for the emergence of new forms of the examined genre. The ‘question-answer’ correlation is presented in a new light.

The study comprises three chaptes: I.‘The Interviev between Information and the Need of Deliberative’; II. ‘Methods and Ways of Rendering Efficient the Question-Answer Correlation’; III. ‘The Diversity of the Interviews in the Context of the Media’s Present Issues’. The author draws a series of conclusions and makes suggestions that would render valuable the potential of the interview in the contemporary press.