"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.
Rebecca Jennings, Vox
Today, we’re joined by Rebecca Jennings, a senior reporter at Vox. More specifically, Rebecca covers internet culture for The Goods. Previously she was a video producer and host at Racked, and before that, she covered fashion, New York City retail, and local goings-on at Brooklyn Magazine, The L Magazine, and Time Out New York.
On the episode, Rebecca starts by telling us about her 70,000 unread emails, the types of stories that pique her interest, her favorite reality TV show, and more.
Becca Szkutak, Forbes
Today, we’re joined by Becca Szkutak, a venture capital reporter at Forbes. Becca covers micro VCs, startups, and fundraising. She is also the co-author of the Midas Touch newsletter. Prior to joining Forbes, she was a reporter for Venture Capital Journal and Private Debt Investor.
During the episode, Becca talks about reading and responding to pitches, the range of stories she enjoys diving into, her favorite quarantine activity, and more.
Scott Nover, Quartz
Our guest on the show today is Scott Nover, an emerging industries reporter for Quartz, where he writes about the internet and emerging technology. In 2019, he was named a finalist for the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism, and he also founded and served as the first editor-in-chief of MediaFile.
During the show, Scott shares specifics about his beat and coverage, his approach to working with sources, how he takes pride in his written work, and more.
Shayla Love, Vice
Our guest today is Shayla Love, a senior staff writer for feature stories at Vice. Shayla covers stories about science, health, and the mind. Prior to Vice, she was a news reporting intern at Stat News as well as a features intern for The Washington Post.
During the episode, Shayla shares specifics about her beat and coverage, how she keeps pitches and trending news on her radar, her favorite exercise activity, and more.
Alex Knapp, Forbes
Today on the podcast, we’re joined by Alex Knapp, a senior editor at Forbes. Alex covers, and manages, stories surrounding healthcare, science, and cutting edge technology. He’s been with Forbes since 2011 starting as a social media editor before becoming an associate editor in 2015, and finally rising to the ranks of senior editor in April of 2020.
During the show, Alex answers an audience question, talks about his inbox organization, what types of pitches he loves to receive, and more.
Megan Leonhardt, Fortune
Today, we’re joined by one of Fortune’s newest writers, Megan Leonhardt. She covers the intersection of finance, policy and regulations. Prior to Fortune, she was the senior money reporter at CNBC and a writer for Time’s MONEY Magazine.
During the show, Megan shares more about one of her first jobs involving pitching, her new beat at Fortune, what information she wants from sources, and more.
Loved our chat with Beck. Useful and actionable info and nice free flowing conversation.
Fun show with lots of good tips
Nice to have a chat with Beck and explore best industry practices and get a load off my chest. Really enjoyed listening to others in my field as well! Nice to have some solidarity and learn about the lives of other journalists.
Enjoyable Interview Experience
I had a great time chatting with Beck on the show! We had a fun conversation that flowed easily. I'd definitely recommending checking this show out if you have any interest in PR or what journalists/writers do every day.