Today on the podcast we’re joined by Emma Kershaw. Emma is a contributor to PEOPLE Magazine along with being a contributor at Cosmopolitan, Apartment Therapy, BuzzFeed, and other publications.
During the episode, Emma starts by talking about what it’s like to pitch articles as a contributor, weeding through trend pitches in her inbox, why it’s important to share all the details about new products before they launch, and more.
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Allie Garfinkle, Yahoo! Finance
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Jessica Bursztynsky, Fast Co.
19:07Our guest this week on Coffee with a Journalist is Jessica Bursztynsky. Jessica is a staff writer for Fast Company covering the gig economy and consumer internet companies. During the episode, Jessica talks about connecting with the right sources, why subject lines are important to her, why she prefers phone calls before agreeing to embargoes, and more.
Eric Savitz, Barron's
22:59On the podcast this week, we’re joined by Barron’s associated editor of technology, Eric Savitz. Eric specifically covers technology, investing and Silicon Valley. During the episode, Eric talks about the importance of simplicity and straightforwardness in pitches, how he’s building relationships and connecting with sources, the many other things he’s working on at Barron’s, and more.
Zach Wichter, USA Today
22:42On today’s episode, we’re joined by Zach Wichter. Zach is a consumer travel reporter at USA Today covering travel, primarily writing about and focusing on airlines and aviation. During the episode, Zach talks about his process for responding to pitches, the best way to approach him with embargoes, how he’s built close relationships with sources, and more.
Kimeko McCoy, Digiday
17:15Our guest this week on Coffee with a Journalist is Kimeko McCoy. Kimeko is a senior marketing reporter for Digiday who covers media buying and ad spending along with marketing strategy. She also covers the DE&I and the future of workspaces from an agency perspective. During the episode, Kimeko talks about the importance of an email follow-up, the "in and out mentality" when it comes to cold sources, her pitching pet peeves, and more.
Hannah Murphy, Financial Times
18:23This week on Coffee with a Journalist we’re joined by Hannah Murphy. Hannah is a tech reporter at Financial Times who covers social media companies including Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. She also helps cover crypto and digital assets, as well as emerging themes, such as the 'metaverse'. During the episode, Hannah talks about what it’s like covering crypto & social media companies, how she finds useful emails within her inbox, her preferred amount of time for an embargo, and more.
Bailey Schulz, USA Today
17:46Our guest today on Coffee with a Journalist is Bailey Schulz. Bailey is a consumer news and money reporter for USA Today. She covers stories about travel, tech, and money specifically for consumers. During the episode, Bailey sheds light on the importance of keywords in pitches, why embargoes result in better quality stories, the right amount of time one should wait before sending her a follow-up, and more.
Erica Sloan, Well+Good
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Emma Kershaw, PEOPLE
20:13Today on the podcast we’re joined by Emma Kershaw. Emma is a contributor to PEOPLE Magazine along with being a contributor at Cosmopolitan, Apartment Therapy, BuzzFeed, and other publications. During the episode, Emma starts by talking about what it’s like to pitch articles as a contributor, weeding through trend pitches in her inbox, why it’s important to share all the details about new products before they launch, and more.