How to pitch: An interactive workshop

Only 2 spots left
01/18/2024 - 01/25/2024
12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Online Workshop
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There’s an art and a science to a successful pitch for an idea, a story, a show.  Join experienced editor and executive producer Dave Shaw as he walks you through real life examples of pitches that sang and pitches that fell flat, drawn from his more than 20 years of experience in getting other people as excited about a pitch as he is. This workshop is divided into two parts. After a presentation with practical advice on honing your idea to give it a greater shot at success in part one, you’ll have the chance to share a pitch of your own and to workshop it with the instructor and group in part two. 

Class Timing
Session one:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2024
Session two:  12:00 p.m. – *1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2024

Enrollment is capped at 12 participants to ensure everyone has the opportunity to make their pitch and get feedback.


About Your Instructor

Dave Shaw

Dave Shaw is a broadcast and podcast pro with experience in many non-fiction genres including interview shows, narrative documentaries, and both short- and long-form news. He’s fielded episode and show pitches as an editor and an executive producer at publishers including Marketplace, Stitcher, and The New York Times. He’s taught collegiate journalism classes since 2016 and uses a collaborative and open teaching style to encourage a dialogue among participants.

Notes on this Class

Refund and recording policy: Classes will not be recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class. If you are unable to make a class, you are welcome to sell or give away your ticket and email the name of the new attendee to You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins.