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1637 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Street-Level Youth Media is a non-profit, media arts literacy organization serving Chicago's youth.  We teach audio engineering, mixing, video production, digital photography, online journalism, and more.  If you are between the ages of 12 through 24, all of our programs and services are free.

If you live in Chicago and are between 12 - 24 years old, come take part in one or all of our media arts programs, book a private studio session, use our computer lab or join one of our clubs.  We also host an open-mic on the first Friday of each month.  

I Have Questions & He Has Answers

Mild Sauce

A Youth-Run Webzine From Chicago.

I Have Questions & He Has Answers



Reporter and producer: Lisette Martinez, 16 I still remember my very first Bulls game. I think I was around 12 years old and they were playing, at that time, the New Jersey Nets. They are now called the Brooklyn Nets. I knew from the moment I walked into the United Center that I wanted to be around all the excitement that the team brings to the city. Music was playing, fans were cheering even before the game everyone is in a good mood. I just loved it and I love the sport of basketball. Recently, I got the chance to interview Bulls sports reporter K.C. Johnson about his job.


Here are the steps I took to interview K.C.:

  1. Research sports reporters. There were a lot I picked a few that looked interesting to me.
  2. Narrow down your choices. From the three or four that I liked I researched each name.
  3. Then send out emails requesting an interview. Be patient. If you don't hear back after a few days. FOLLOW UP!
  4. Once you get in contact with your interviewee, you set up a time and date for your interview.
  5. Create questions.  After coming up with questions it's best to have an editor or someone who can review your questions and give you suggestions on how to make them better.
  6. Now interview. - For the interview with K.C. we used a bit of i-phone magic. K.C. was in Phoenix, AZ reporting on a Bulls game. We asked him to call us from his hotel room landline. He used his i-phone to record himself while on the phone with me. On our side of things, I was recorded. After the interview K.C. shared his audio from his i-phone.
  7. Once you have all all the audio you can start editing. :)

And that's it !