Thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s workshop at CHIC Chester [pictured above].
There was some great debate about how to pitch (please see links below) and some thought-provoking discussion about the problems we all face when approaching commissioning editors.
There’s a short Vimeo from the session here:
Now for the homework before our next session in July.
Here’s the brief:
Based on the feedback yesterday, please redraft your 150-word, three-paragraph pitch.
Think about the hook, your expertise and who you would quote in the article. Try to highlight the angle on the story.
Deadline: Friday, June 26, 5pm. Please post your work as comments below this post for feedback from the group.
And to help you reflect on your pitching skills, check out these links to further reading:
BBC Academy of Journalism: Pitch meetings
How to pitch a freelance article
How to: protect your ideas as a freelancer
I look forward to reading your homework over the next weeks and welcoming some of you back for our final sessions in July.
If you have comments about yesterday’s session, please post then below. Thanks.