“Coffee with a Journalist” features candid conversations with top tier editors, reporters, and journalists who share their publicist pet peeves, pitching best practices, outlook on the future of journalism, and more.
Within the subscription, you can expect weekly emails with first access to new episodes on Tuesday’s that dive into the top takeaways from each episode. You’ll receive actionable insights into their pitching preferences and how to best contact them.
Additionally, you’ll receive first access to bonus videos with journalists talking about the best ways to specifically pitch and build meaningful relationships with each of them.
In this episode of Coffee with a Journalist, host Beck Bamberger sits down with Ian Kumamoto, a contributing writer for HuffPost and various other media outlets. Ian shares valuable insights into his inbox management and what catches his eye when considering pitches. He discusses the importance of building organic and respectful relationships with publicists and how a personalized and identity-focused approach to pitches can make all the difference. Additionally, Ian highlights his love for event invites and the significance of meeting people in person. Join us as we delve into Ian's world and learn how to craft the perfect pitch for this passionate and identity-driven writer.
“I speak from the perspective of someone who was a guest on this lively show. Beck Bamberger does a great job of setting a relaxed tone that produces an entertaining and informative conversation that makes a download worth the time for the listeners, particularly for public relations professionals. I recommend giving it a whirl”
“PR pros - if you aren’t listening to this podcast you need to! Each week this podcast goes behind the scenes with well known journalists and gives you insight into what they are working on, tips for pitching, what they do and don’t like. You sometimes learn personal info which you can leverage in your pitches. We all know that cutting through the weeds and getting a reporters attention is getting harder and harder but this podcast gives you the tools to get a reporter to respond and get your client the coverage they want!!!! Make sure you add this to your list of favorites.”
“I have listened to several episodes of this podcast and have found them extremely valuable.
The journalists on the show share tips about what they look for in pitches, the dynamics of their
team/outlets, how they compile their stories, and what their thoughts are on the changing
All PR pros should be listening to this podcast! It’s been so helpful. ”