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How to Pitch Stories and Build Relationships With Editors

“Your pitch needs to convey to a very busy person what the piece is actually going to be like.”

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Episode Notes

On this edition of Working Overtime, hosts Karen Han and Isaac Butler explain how to pitch a story to an editor of a newspaper, magazine, or blog. They discuss the basic components of a good pitch and offer some DOs and DON’Ts about interacting with editors.

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Podcast production by Kevin Bendis and Cameron Drews.

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