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Answered By: Michael Pujals
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014     Views: 46

In regards to citations, an in-person interview is often called a personal communication.  
 
For APA Purdues Online Writing Lab states

Personal Communication: For interviews, letters, e-mails, and other person-to-person communication, cite the communicator's name, the fact that it was personal communication, and the date of the communication. Do not include personal communication in the reference list.

(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).
A. P. Smith also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal communication, November 3, 2002).
 For MLA 

Personal interviews refer to those interviews that you conduct yourself. List the interview by the name of the interviewee. Include the descriptor Personal interview and the date of the interview.

Purdue, Pete. Personal interview. 1 Dec. 2000.

The style of citation may change if it is an interview you heard on the radio, found on a website, or conducted via email.

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