A very exciting opportunity coming up for science writers in our region — CapSciComm members are encouraged to attend! Thanks to colleague Chris Bowman for sharing.
“A Freelance Pitch Slam & Meet-Up”
Hosted by the Society of Environmental Journalists and Capital Public Radio
Friday, April 11, 2014
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826-2625*
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Got an idea for an environment-related story or a book proposal? You’ll have two minutes to pitch stories to a panel of news and magazine editors and three minutes to pitch book ideas to a publisher’s representative. The panel will provide tips on how to hone your story pitches to razor-sharp success and how to structure a book proposal.
- Alan Ray, Senior News Editor, Capitol Public Radio
- Douglas Fischer, Editor, DailyClimate.org
- Jennifer Bogo, Articles Editor, Popular Science
- Gary Reed, Forum Editor, The Sacramento Bee
- Gayle Wattawa, Acquisitions and Editorial Director, Heyday Books, (for projects about California)
Event is free and open to all, whether you’re pitching ideas or not.
Pitches will not be recorded and listeners will be cautioned not to share the ideas of others beyond the event.
Reception to follow, sponsored by Capital Public Radio.
Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 9th.
About the Sponsors:
The Society of Environmental Journalists is the oldest and largest membership association of professional journalists, educators and students dedicated to more and better coverage of environmental issues. SEJ’s mission is to strengthen the quality, reach and viability of journalism across all media to advance public understanding of environmental issues. Visit www.sej.org.
Capital Public Radio‘s mission is to provide a trusted source of information, music and entertainment for curious and thoughtful people in efficient, sustainable ways that meet their needs while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve. Visit www.capradio.org.
*Driving Directions: See www.capradio.org/about/directions for a map. Note that although this address is on Folsom Boulevard, the entrance is actually around the corner on State University Drive, on the CSU Sacramento campus. Whether approaching from College Town Drive or State University Drive, turn into the Sac State parking lot with the signage for “Modoc Hall” or “Napa Hall”.
The parking lot will say CPR/Sac State staff only, but visitors should be okay without a parking permit on a Friday night. If necessary, a parking permit machine is located at the back of Modoc Hall.