How to pitch a public media story
Here’s how to pitch a story to a public radio show or podcast: First, find a story. Then, persuade an editor to take it. Sound simple? It’s not. Each of these steps requires painstaking effort and a toolbox that isn’t always obvious to folks starting out.
But don’t fret. Every story you hear on public media began life as a seed of an idea in someone’s head. It’s just about knowing how find the right seed and do the kind of pre-reporting needed to determine whether it has the potential to bloom into a fully developed story. And then expressing that potential in a way that convinces a gatekeeper.
In this session, NPR journalist and trainer Jerome Socolovsky will walk you through the process of identifying promising stories and crafting strong pitches. Bring a story idea you want to turn into a pitch, or just come to get inspired.
Bonus: registration comes with a free, three-month license for Hindenburg audio editing software!
*You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins.