"Coffee with a Journalist" features candid conversations with top tier journalists.
Each week OnePitch Co-Founder, Beck Bamberger, speaks 1:1 with editors, reporters, and journalists to uncover their publicist pet peeves, favorite books, outlook on the future of journalism, and more. Sometimes, we even drink coffee.
Lisa Martine Jenkins, Protocol
Our guest today on Coffee with a Journalist is Lisa Martine Jenkins from Protocol. Lisa is a senior reporter at Protocol covering climate.
During the episode, Lisa breaks down her beat at Protocol, talks about the change in climate news coverage over the last 10 years, her process for reviewing & saving pitches, and more.
Max Ufberg, Fast Company
Our guest today on Coffee with a Journalist is Max Ufberg from Fast Company. Max is a senior staff editor at Fast Company covering and managing the tech team.
During the episode, Max gives us the scoop on his pitching preferences, why it’s better to talk with a reporter or editor before you pitch them, what constitutes embargoed news, and more.
Ben Bergman, Insider
Today’s guest on Coffee with a Journalist is Ben Bergman from Insider. Ben is a senior correspondent at Insider covering venture capital and startups.
During the episode, Ben talks about why he’s working with familiar sources, the correlation between subject lines and headlines, advice for tying your pitch to recent stories, and more.
Jacob Roach, Digital Trends
Today on Coffee with a Journalist we’re joined by Jacob Roach, a senior staff writer from Digital Trends. Jacob covers gaming and computing devices for the publication.
During the episode, Jacob talks about his preference for working with familiar sources, shares an example of a real pitch subject line that caught his attention, how you can best reach him to work together, and more.
Casey Clark, Forbes
Our guest today on Coffee with a Journalist is Casey Clark. She is a freelance writer for Forbes as well as People Magazine, Yahoo, and InStyle.
During the episode, Casey talks about how she finds interesting pitches in her inbox, her process for finding sources, a subject line that caught her attention and why, and lots more.
Blake Montgomery, Gizmodo
Joining us today on Coffee with a Journalist is Blake Montgomery. He is the tech news editor at Gizmodo where he oversees a team of reporters covering technology news.
During the episode, Blake shares about his love of writing, his recommendation for building a working relationship together, his honest opinion on embargoes, and lots more.
It was great talking with Beck as a guest on the show. She asked smart questions that elicited candid answers. As a journalist, I’m usually on the other side of the table, so I was especially impressed with Beck’s conversational, effective tone.
Actionable Steps, Valuable Tips & Tricks, Captivating Info
This is THE podcast for all people in marketing, PR, media, etc. Each episode dives into journalists and their preferred ways to be pitched, how to catch their attention, and the most annoying things they receive that is incredible useful information to hear. Utilize this podcast as much as possible, you’ll see the results!
This was a really fun podcast to get to be a part of. Beck asked great questions and always happy to weigh in on pet peeves 😛 Thanks again!