Capturing unique perspectives of celebrities

By Jake Kreinberg

We talked with AP’s music editor, Mesfin Fekadu, about best practices for developing entertainment story ideas and how to make interviewees such as Lady Gaga and George Clooney feel comfortable.

With some of entertainment’s biggest events coming up, we needed to know: Which questions will Lady Gaga respond to the most?

To find out the answer to that pressing question along with other insights from our entertainment journalists, we talked with Mesfin Fekadu, AP’s music editor.

Fekadu oversees our newsroom’s coverage of the music industry, and has interviewed countless performers, written key trend stories and scored major exclusives.

Fekadu has covered the Grammy Awards, the Super Bowl and New York Fashion Week, edited stories from entertainment events around the world, produced videos and arranged for photo coverage. (You could say he knows his stuff.)

Fill out the form below to discover our best practices for developing entertainment story ideas, capturing unique perspectives of celebrities and how to make interviewees feel comfortable.

Jake Kreinberg

Jake is the text and multimedia product manager at The Associated Press and the former editor of Insights. He previously covered college sports as a reporter for AP and helped design its multi-year strategic plan. Have feedback about the blog? Contact us at

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