"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.
Allie Garfinkle, Yahoo! Finance
Today on Coffee with a Journalist we’re joined by Yahoo! Finance senior tech reporter, Allie Garfinkle. Allie covers public tech companies within the e-commerce and social media space, as well as the gig economy and labor-focused stories.
During the episode, Allie talks about her two main areas of coverage at Yahoo! Finance, dissects real subject lines straight from her inbox, shares her preferences for being pitched exclusives, and more.
Jessica Bursztynsky, Fast Co.
Our 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
On 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
On 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
Our 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
This 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.
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.
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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!