How to up your pitching game

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How to up your pitching game

Sharpen your science-writing pitching skills and land your next story with professional ease! Free for SWARM members, $10 for non-members.

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Feb 02, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MST

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Join the Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains for a panel and Q&A for tips on getting your stories accepted. You'll come away with new insights and approaches to pitching. 

The conversation will be led by Stephanie Daniel, a reporter with KUNC, northern Colorado's NPR station. She covers the "American Dream" and reports on the barriers people face and overcome to succeed and create a better life for themselves and their families. Her multimedia series on the state's changing workforce was a finalist for the 2019 Education Writers Association National Awards.

Stephanie will moderate a conversation among a successful staff writer, freelancer, and commissioning editor:

Kylie Mohr is an environmental journalist in Montana, writing for High Country News as an intern on the North desk. Last year she completed a reporting fellowship with E&E News/POLITICO and graduated from the University of Montana with a Master of Arts in environmental science and natural resource journalism. Previously, she worked as a Wyoming newspaper reporter and a freelancer for outlets including Hakai Magazine and National Geographic Travel.

Jane Palmer is a freelance science journalist based in Eldorado Springs, Colorado, who has written for publications including Nature, Science, Mosaic Science, Proto Magazine, Sapiens and Eos. She is a self-described persistent pitcher, and a few of her many pitches have actually landed.

Erik Vance is an editor on the Well Desk at the New York Times, former magazine freelancer, and author of "Suggestible You: The curious science of your body's ability to deceive, transform and heal." He lives in Coal Creek outside Boulder, Colorado, far from the maddening crowds.

Photo: Flickr/Al Case

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