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“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.

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Mar 02, 2021

“The people who are able to dial right into that very quickly and very succinctly with few words, those are the types of pitches that I’ll engage with and often respond to.”

– Heather Somerville, WSJ
Jun 04, 2019

Sophia Kunthara, SF Chronicle

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.

May 28, 2019

Anthony Noto, New York Business Journal

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.

May 21, 2019

Polina Marinova, Fortune

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.

Caroline Haskins, BuzzFeed News
May 14, 2019

Alejandro Alba, NowThis

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.

May 07, 2019

Dave Lee, BBC

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.

Apr 30, 2019

Mike Murphy, Quartz

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.

Feb 16, 2021

“I don’t do as much rewriting press releases and saying a product has been announced. I’d rather have some hands-on with it and be able to say something about that.”

– David Carnoy, CNET
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“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”

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“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.”

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“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 journalism landscape.

All PR pros should be listening to this podcast! It’s been so helpful. ”

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