Freelance Journalism: How to Pitch and Sell Stories

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As the journalism industry evolves, newspapers, magazines, and websites are relying more and more on freelance writers. In fact, there has never been a better time to break into journalism as a freelancer—and that means this is the time to learn how to pitch. In this course, taught by a former New York Times editor, learn how to hatch fresh story ideas that will draw editors’ attention and how to portray these ideas in winning ways. Whether your target publication is BuzzFeed or The Wall Street Journal or whether you write features, profiles, or criticism, the pitch is the key to opening editors’ doors, getting your writing noticed, and getting paid. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA). Email or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An overview of how to pitch your writing
  • Familiarity with freelance journalism

Ideal for

  • Writers of all levels
  • Students with an interest in journalism
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.