MLA Interview Citation
how to c...
MLA Interview Citation
how to cite is probably one of the most important things you need to learn when
it comes to handling assignments. There are many citation methods, each with
its specifications. With each citation style comes different ways of citing
various sources. This paper presents a perfect overview of how to cite
interviews using the MLA citation style.
How to Cite Interviews Using MLA Citation
fall in two different categories, which include published (print/broadcast) and
unpublished (personal) interviews. These interviews may also fall into other
formats, such as web documents and emails.
Citing Unpublished/ Personal Interviews
Interviews, also known as unpublished interviews, are the interviews you
conduct personally to get the information you need. To site this interview, all
you need to capture is the name of the interviewee, a descriptor of the
interview, and the date when the interview took place. Therefore, when citing
the interview, your citation should include the full name of the interviewee
starting with the surname, a descriptor of the interview, and finally the date
the interview took place. The three contents should be separated by putting
good use of full stops.
For example, let’s say you interviewed Jeffrey
Preston Bezos on the 22nd of May 2019, your citation at the work cited page
will appear a follows;
Bezos, Jeffrey Preston. Personal
interview. 22nd May 2019.
in-text citation will appear as follows; (Bezos)
Citing Published Interviews
interviews are the documented interviews either in print or DVD. The interview
could be published on its own or as part of a larger work like a book, a film
series, or a television program. For an independent interview, you need to
capture the title of the interview, the name of the interviewee, and the date
the interview was published. The title of this citation should be italicized.
is quite different from an interview that is published on larger works. For
this citation, capture the name of the interviewee, the name of the interview
and the title of the larger publication. If the larger publication is a book,
capture the name of the author or editor and the year it was published.
is an example of an interview citation from a larger publication (Magazine).
Clark, Sonya. “Interrogating the Past.”
Bomb Magazine, no.148, 2019. By Scott Turri.
online or web publication
are the interviews accessible via the internet. To cite this in your
assignment, you need to capture the name of the interviewee, the title of the
interview if there is one, the website it was published which should be placed
in italics, the publisher name, and the date it was published. You also need to
mention that you accessed the source via a website which you do by placing the
world Web next to year the interview was published, and finally the date you
accessed the interview.
Serpell, Namwali. “'As a young woman, I
wasn’t very nice to myself,'” The Guardian. The Guardian, 2019. Web. 22 May.
is important to note that if the interview does not have a title, you will need
to mention the name of the interviewer. Also, if the name of the publisher is
not available, remember to insert the n.p. instead.
Serpell, Namwali. Interview by Richard
Lea. The Guardian. N.p, 2019 web 22 May 2019.