Interviews | 8th Edition

Two illustrated people talking to each otherClick on the sections below to see various works cited for interviews.

Radio, Television, or Online Interview

Radio or Television

When documenting a radio or television interview, you will need just one container. In general, treat the person being interviewed as the author. Then provide the title of the interview.

Barrett, Paul. Interview conducted by Terry Gross. Fresh Air, NPR, 1 Feb. 2013.

Online

When documenting an online interview, you will need just one container. In general, treat the person being interviewed as the author. Then include the title of the interview.

Sometimes the same interview can be found in more than one place. When formatting your citation, list the source you used to watch. If your interview comes from an online network or show, follow the format below.

Armstrong, Lance. Lance Armstrong Confirms Emma O'Reilly's Claims. OWN, uploaded by The Oprah Show, 17 Jan. 2013, http://www.oprah.com/search.html?q=lance%20armstrong%20interview.

If your interview comes from YouTube, treat YouTube as the container and follow the format below.

Armstrong, Lance. Lance Armstrong's ″Inexcusable″ Attack | Oprah's Next Chapter | Oprah Winfrey Network. YouTube, uploaded by OWN, 18 Jan. 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOhixAL_eVY.
Published Interview
When documenting a published interview, you will need just one container. In general, treat the person being interviewed as the author. Then provide the title of the interview.

Print Published Interview Example

Te'o, Manti. ″The Full Manti.″ Interview conducted by Pete Thamel. Sports Illustrated, 1 Oct. 2012, pp. 46-50.

Online Published Interview Example

Te'o, Manti. ″The Full Manti.″ Interview conducted by Pete Thamel. Sports Illustrated, 1 Oct. 2012, https://vault.si.com/vault/2012/10/01/the-full-manti.

NOTE: If no title is provided, then write “Interview” (with no quotes).
Smith, John. Interview. Conducted by Bridget Peterson, 30 Nov. 2019.
Personal Interview
When documenting a personal interview, you will need just one container. In general, treat the person being interviewed as the author. Then provide the title of the interview. If no title is provided, then write “Interview” (with no quotes).

Davis, Benjamin. Interview. Conducted by William Anderson, 3 May 2004.
Lecture or Speech

Lecture or Speech

When documenting a lecture or speech you attended in person, you will need just one container.

Foucault, Michel. "The Culture of the Self." University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley. 12 May 1983. Lecture.

Online Lecture or Speech

When documenting an online lecture or speech, you will need just one container.

Sometimes the same interview can be found in more than one place. See the citation examples below as a reference. When formatting your citation, list the source you used to watch the lecture or speech.

Brown, Brené. "The Power of Vulnerability." TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, June 2010, https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability.

Brown, Brené. "The Power of Vulnerability | Brené Brown." YouTube, uploaded by TED, 3 Jan. 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o.

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