“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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. ”