"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.
Jacob Bell, BioPharma Dive
This week we’re joined by Jacob Bell, a senior reporter for BioPharma Dive. Jacob covers the FDA, big pharma, and drugmakers. He has held positions at Industry Dive including reporter and associate editor and has reported for other notable outlets including The Deal, TheStreet, and McClatchy.
On the episode, Jacob tells us about pitches that grab his attention and ones that completely miss the mark, his preference for sources using bullets, his hopefulness for the future of journalism, and more.
Jane Thier, CFO Dive
Today on Coffee with a Journalist, we’re chatting with Jane Thier, an associate editor for CFO Dive. Jane covers news surrounding financial executives from major companies to politics and universities. She previously worked for Sauce Magazine, SmartAsset, and Thunderfoot as an editorial intern.
During the episode, Jane tells us more about the various publications underneath Industry Dive, how often she is producing stories and what she includes in them, what she values in a pitch, and more.
Brena Nath, HousingWire
Today on the show, we’re joined by Brena Nath, a managing editor for HousingWire Plus. In her role, Brena breaks down the daily news cycle for insights and analysis around the housing industry. Her coverage aims to connect, build relationships, and spotlight top industry voices.
During the episode, Brena talks more about HousingWire’s general coverage area and their move into the B2C space, the hundreds of pitches she receives per day, the importance of building connections with sources, and more.
Simon Cohen, Digital Trends
On today’s episode, we’re joined by Simon Cohen, a contributing editor for Digital Trends’ Entertainment and Home Theater sections. Simon covers consumer technology including audio and video products. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has written previously for VentureBeat and OZY.
During the interview, Simon shares more about being a technology reviewer and the influx of products he receives, how he reads every email that lands in his inbox, his favorite Danish drama on Netflix, and m
Erika Wheless, Digiday
Today on Coffee with a Journalist, we’re joined by Erika Wheless, a Commerce Reporter for Digiday. Erika reports around content and commerce including stories about platform shopping experiences, eCommerce data privacy, and tech’s impact on eCommerce.
During the episode, Erika tells us about her coffee upbringings, her fascination with social media platforms entering the e-commerce space, her proudest moments as a journalist, and more.
Steven Aquino, Contributor
Today on Coffee with a Journalist, we’re joined by Steven Aquino, a freelance journalist, and contributor to Forbes, TechCrunch, and Macworld. Steven covers technology, accessibility, special education, and more.
During the episode today, Steven tells us about his unique perspective when it comes to writing about accessibility, the shift in his inbox now that he writes at Forbes, his favorite quarantine activity, and more.
I’m a high school Broadcast-Video Production teacher and I use these podcasts as examples of making an interview more of a conversation. Beck Bamberger does a great job of making every guest feel comfortable and gets them to really open up. My upper level students are actually looking to start a podcast using this format as a general template. Thank you for sharing these.
As a PR, it so helpful to hear from those who are receiving my pitch. This podcast is so helpful for improving my craft.
A must have for PR people
As someone who took the PR tightrope path during the pandemic, I'm truly grateful to the OnePitch team - Kendall and Jered - for their work. Not just a podcast that's insanely valuable in terms of getting to know reporters and their pet peeves, but also pitching tools and educational tips. Always looking forward to new episodes and newsletters!