“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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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!