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Macy Williams, POPSUGAR

Tue, 28 Jul 2020

On today’s show, we’re joined by Macy Williams, a senior shopping editor for POPSUGAR. As her bio says she, “literally shops for a living,” and writes about the best fashion, beauty, fitness, and home products. On the episode, Macy shares about the hundreds of pitches she receives and how relevant they are to her beat, the ways she builds relationships with PR pros, and more.

Katharine Schwab, Fast Company

Tue, 21 Jul 2020

On today’s show, we’re joined by Katharine Schwab, the deputy editor of Fast Company’s technology section. Katharine covers large tech companies and how technology affects everyday consumers. Katharine talks about her transition from writer to editor, the importance of having a good subject line to grab her attention, how the tech team at Fast Company decides what stories to write about, and more.

Robert Archer, CE Pro

Tue, 14 Jul 2020

On today’s show, we’re joined by Robert Archer, senior editor at CE Pro Magazine, and Tech Editor for Commercial Integrator, a sister pub to CE Pro. Robert covers a wide range of consumer electronics including audio, TVs, computer electronics, and more. Robert shares the types of stories CE Pro covers as a trade publication, the types of tech products he covers for the magazine, what he enjoys most about his job, and more.

Eugene Kim, Business Insider

Tue, 07 Jul 2020

On today’s show, we’re joined by Eugene Kim, the chief tech correspondent at Business Insider. Eugene specializes in covering Amazon and e-commerce. Eugene talks about his unique approach to covering one of the most profitable tech companies, his interest in seeking out data-driven stories, why pitches should be short and to the point, and more.

Alana Hope Levinson, MEL Magazine

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Alana Hope Levinson, the deputy editor for MEL Magazine, sits down with us this week on the show. Alana tells us how the magazine got its start and by who, she shares the types of stories that interest her most, how you can pitch the rest of the editorial team stories and shares about one of her recent articles surrounding liquor stores and quarantine.

Sara Jerde, Adweek

Tue, 23 Jun 2020

This week we're joined by Sara Jerde, publishing editor for Adweek. Sara gives an inside look into her favorite animal from childhood til now, her role covering the media industry, how she talks to sources daily, the effects COVID-19 has had on the newsroom, and more.

Adam Popescu, Freelance Journalist

Tue, 16 Jun 2020

On the show this week we sit down with Adam Popescu, freelance journalist featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Businessweek, and more. Adam talks about writing human-centric stories, his preference for building relationships with sources, his thoughts on local news, what's like being a freelance journalist, and more!

Brenda Stolyar, Mashable

Tue, 09 Jun 2020

On the show for today, we sit down with Brenda Stolyar from Mashable. Brenda gives us an inside look into pitches she likes to receive, the "crazy" story angles she works on at Mashable, her love for reading and lots more.

Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored

Tue, 26 May 2020

This week's episode features Jacob Krol from CNN Underscored. Jacob joins us to talk about his love of reviewing products, his favorite singer (Hint: The Boss), his pitching preferences, and lots more.

Natasha Mascarenhas, TechCrunch

Tue, 19 May 2020

Today on the show, we're joined by Natasha Mascarenhas from TechCrunch. Natasha gives us the details on her tactics for finding sources (hint: Slack), the reason she takes coffee meetings, her favorite daily newsletters and more.

Alex Heath, The Information

Tue, 12 May 2020

Today on Coffee with a Journalist we sit down with Alex Heath, a reporter for The Information. Alex takes us through his background in journalism, shares some advice for aspiring journalists, his life covering Facebook, and more.

Max Willens, Digiday

Tue, 05 May 2020

On today's episode, we're joined by Max Willens from Digiday. Max shares more about his coverage as platforms reporter, his slow time of year (hint hint), his preference for working with known sources and more.

Gabriela Barkho, Modern Retail

Tue, 28 Apr 2020

Gabriela Barkho from Modern Retail joins us on the show today. Gabriela tells us about her "secret" martini Instagram, her transition from writing about fashion to technology, her turnaround time on articles and more.

David Ingram, NBC News

Tue, 21 Apr 2020

On today's episode, we are joined by David Ingram from NBC News. David tells us about how cluttered his inbox is, his keen eye for free WiFi, how long it takes him to investigate and write stories and lots more.

Alex Kantrowitz, BuzzFeed News

Tue, 14 Apr 2020

Today, we sit down with Alex Kantrowitz from BuzzFeed to talk all about his new book, Always Day One, available on Amazon. Alex also gives us an inside look into his beat at BuzzFeed, his preference for keeping pitches in his inbox, what publications he reads and more.

Ann-Marie Alcantara, The Wall Street Journal

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

On today's episode, Ann-Marie Alcantara formerly of Adweek joins us to talk about her love for Star Wars, how she easily connects with sources, her dismay for pitches, and lots more.

Alex Wilhelm, TechCrunch

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

Welcome to the first episode of the second season of Coffee with a Journalist!

On the show today, Alex Wilhelm, formerly of Crunchbase News, joins us to talk about his goal for his readers, what he's been writing about for Crunchbase News, his early start to journalism and lots more.

Sophia Kunthara, SF Chronicle

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

On the final episode of Season 1, Sophia Kunthara of the SF Chronicle joins our host, Beck Bamberger, to talk 1:1 about her career and previous journalism jobs. Sophia and Beck go into detail about her Hearst fellowship, her time working with the Downtown Devil, and the worst pitches she has received thus far.

Anthony Noto, New York Business Journal

Tue, 28 May 2019

On today’s episode, Anthony Noto of the New York Business Journal joins our host, Beck Bamberger. Anthony and Beck go into detail about his love for storytelling, reporting on Silicon Valley, and his love for all things creative.

Polina Marinova, Fortune

Tue, 21 May 2019

Our latest guest is none other than Polina Marinova from Fortune magazine. She's the author or "Term Sheet" as well as the weekly newsletter "The Profile." In this episode, Beck and Polina dive into her itch to move to NYC, her start as a community manager and so much more.

Alejandro Alba, NowThis

Tue, 14 May 2019

On today’s episode, Alejandro Alba of NowThis joins our host, Beck Bamberger, on Coffee with a Journalist. Alejandro and Beck go into detail about the video he hosts and products for NowThis News, when and how his journalism career started, his love for travel and more.

Dave Lee, BBC

Tue, 07 May 2019

On the latest episode of Coffee with a Journalist, Dave Lee of BBC sits down 1:1 with our host, Beck Bamberger. On this episode you’ll learn just how many emails are sitting in Dave’s inbox, how he experienced his first taste of journalism, and the types of stories he looks for when writing at BBC.

Mike Murphy, Quartz

Tue, 30 Apr 2019

The newest guest on Coffee with a Journalist this week is none other than Mike Murphy of Quartz. You might recognize Mike for his signature thick-rimmed glasses Twitter photo, but we’re here to share MUCH more. Today, Mike and Beck speak 1:1 about his upbringing across the pond, his love of tech, and how often he receives pitches that may or may not be relevant to his beat at Quartz.

Josh Sternberg, Adweek

Tue, 23 Apr 2019

Our latest guest on Coffee with a Journalist joins us from the Tech Editor’s desk at Adweek. Give a warm welcome to Josh Sternberg! Josh shares a little about his tendency to read EVERY pitch he receives, his vast experience covering tech over the past 17 years, and his past job as a...publicist.

Nick Pino, TechRadar

Tue, 16 Apr 2019

On the newest episode of Coffee with a Journalist our host, Beck Bamberger chats 1:1 with TechRadar’s Senior Home Entertainment Editor, Nick Pino. Learn about Nick’s love for video games, how he’s written over 1000 articles over his journalism career, and his belief system when it comes to a work-life balance.

Sal Rodriguez, CNBC

Tue, 09 Apr 2019

This week’s guest on Coffee with a Journalist is none other than Sal Rodriguez from CNBC. Sal sits down 1:1 with our host, Beck Bamberger, and goes into detail about his upbringing in Texas, his start in journalism at ASU, his big move from LA to San Francisco and more.

Lexy Savvides, CNET

Tue, 02 Apr 2019

On the latest episode of "Coffee with a Journalist" Lexy Savvides from CNET sits down with the host, Beck Bamberger, to chat about her growing interest in technology which started at an early age, her move from Australia to the states, and the good (and bad) pitches that land in her inbox.

Abrar Al-Heeti, CNET

Tue, 26 Mar 2019

The second guest on "Coffee with a Journalist" features Abrar Al-Heeti from CNET. Host, Beck Bamberger, talks with Abrar about her move to California, how she landed her first paid writing gig with CNET, the unique approach she brings to her writing, and her experience in today's journalism environment.

Kerry Flynn, Digiday

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

On the very first episode of "Coffee with a Journalist," OnePitch's Co-Founder, Beck Bamberger, sits down with Kerry Flynn from Digiday to talk about her Harvard education, how she transitioned from Environmental Science to journalism, her love of coffee, and what it's like covering social media platforms and more at Digiday.