"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.
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.
Tomio Geron, Protocol
On today’s episode, Tomio Geron, a Senior Reporter for Protocol, joins us. Tomio writes about technology with a focus on fintech. He has an extensive journalistic background and has previously written for The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Dow Jones VentureWire, and Red Herring.
Tomio starts by sharing more about Protocol’s focus as a news outlet, a pitch he received about an FDA-approved product, answers an audience question about the best way to approach him with a story, and more.
Lydia Dishman, Fast Company
Today, we’re joined by Lydia Dishman, a regular contributor to Fast Company. Lydia writes about the intersection of tech, leadership, and innovation. Lydia has been an independent journalist since 2009 and previously wrote for SC Magazine, CBS Interactive, and USA Today.
Lydia shares details about surveys and sample sizes, one of her recent pieces about the places to work at home, shares praise about her Fast Company co-workers, and much more.
Emily Canal, Insider
Today, Emily Canal from Insider joins us on the podcast. Emily is a senior reporter at Insider covering entrepreneurship around small business and strategy. Prior to joining Insider, Emily was a reporter for Inc. Magazine and Forbes.
On the episode, Emily dives right into the stories she’s covering and reporting on, subject lines that catch her attention, some of her recent favorite books, and so much 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!