“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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May 19, 2020

Natasha Mascarenhas, TechCrunch

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.

May 12, 2020

Alex Heath, The Information

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.

May 05, 2020

Max Willens, Digiday

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.

Apr 28, 2020

Gabriela Barkho, Modern Retail

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.

Apr 21, 2020

David Ingram, NBC News

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.

Apr 14, 2020

Alex Kantrowitz, BuzzFeed News

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.

Apr 07, 2020

Ann-Marie Alcantara, The Wall Street Journal

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.

Mar 31, 2020

Alex Wilhelm, TechCrunch

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.

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.

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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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