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12 Questions With is an upcoming interview series hosted by Sonic News Network that will feature people that have worked on/with the Sonic franchise and/or a major contributor to the Sonic fandom. Interviews will be 2-3 weeks apart from each other and will be posted on a subpage.

Staff

Purpose

The purpose of the 12 Questions series is to promote Sonic News Network in order to get more traffic to the site and to get new users. The interview series is also here to promote the interviewee so their work can be recognized and supported.

Interviewee

The Interviewee should be a notable person in the Sonic community or someone who has worked on something Sonic-related. It can range from a penciler from Archie Comics to a well-known Sonic fanartist. For now, do not aim to high to get someone, Such as Yuji Naka or Roger Craig Smith. Find people who have a relatively large following and you can speak directly too (not through an agent or agency). Contact potential interviewees through email, introduce them to what SNN is, invite them to an interview, and say they will have an opportunity to promote themselves and share how people can directly support them.

The Interview

Where

Interviews should be done wherever the Interviewer and interviewee are the most comfortable. Good suggestions are Discord, Twitter messages, Skype, Facebook messenger, and email.

When

Interviews should be complete before a new interview is posted. We should always have a completed interview ready to be posted.

Questions

  • The first questions should be focused on basic information on the interviewee. Let the audience get to know the interviewee. How long have they worked in their profession? What led them to do what they do? What is their first memory of Sonic?
  • There should be at least 3 or 4 questions that incorporate SNN. This can be from an image, gallery, page, transcript, forum, or blog post. This is very important to incorporate as it will entice the viewers to browse SNN. For example, if you were interviewing Ian Flynn, you could say "Sonic News Network has categorized all of your creations in the Archie Sonic universe. Out of the over 300 character, which one did you enjoy creating the most?". If you are interviewing an artist, you could say "Recently, SNN had a forum about character design. Which Sonic character has the best Design?".
  • Other questions can include current projects the interviewee is working on, what the interviewee think about current Sonic news, ext. Learn about your interviewee before creating questions. Be creative with your questions and don't be afraid to be funny. The interviewer and interviewee should both feel comfortable.
  • The last question should always be something to promote the interviewee, one of the projects they are working on, or give them a chance to share an avenue to support them.

Remember to always thank the interviewee for the interview and keep them updated on when it will be posted.

Process

  1. Find a candidate to interview
  2. Contact the potential interviewee
  3. The candidate agrees to an interview and it is decided where it will be done
  4. Twelve questions are created
  5. Review questions with others
  6. Send questions/conduct interview
  7. Get answers
  8. Wikify interview and incorporate it into the layout
  9. Review final interview with others
  10. Post when needed. Share interview via Twitter, Wiki messages, and the front page

Posting an Interview

When the interview is properly formatted and proofread, create a subpage for the interview. The title of the page should be "Sonic News Network:12 Questions With/(name of interviewee)". Post the promotional image on twitter and Template:Wiki/News and Updates gallery (make sure the link goes to the interview). Post a discussion thread about the interview on Discussions as well (make the Title "12 Questions With (name of interviewee) discussion"). Interviews should be posted biweekly. There should always be an interview ready to post so we don't miss a post.

List of Interviewees

Format

Be sure to include links to pages on SNN.

[[ promotional image |center|400px]]
Welcome to Sonic News Network's interview series: 12 Questions With! This week our interviewee is {INTERVIEWEE}. {A few sentences about the interviewee}

*Follow {INTERVIEWEE} on:
**'''{list of interviewee's social media'''

Without a further ado, here is 12 Questions With {INTERVIEWEE}!

<big>''{QUESTION 1}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 
:[[ format associated files like this|250px]]

<big>''{QUESTION 2}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 3}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 
::''{Format follow-up questions like this}''
:::{Follow-up answer}

<big>''{QUESTION 4}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 5}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 6}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 7}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 8}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 9}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 10}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 11}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

<big>''{QUESTION 12}''</big>
:{ANSWER} 

{INTERVIEWEE}, thank you for interviewing with us! 

Be sure to join us next time, where we have 12 Questions With {NEXT INTERVIEWEE}!

<small>''This interview was conducted by {INTERVIEWER}''</small>

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==Credits==
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*List credits
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<big><big>[LinkToDisscusionPost Have a question for {INTERVIEWEE}? Join the Discussion here!]</big></big>
(link to last interview)