Pitching NPR’s National Desk 

Western Bureau Chief for NPR News Jason DeRose leads an interactive presentation on how to pitch stories that end up on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered.
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Key takeaways

  • Learn what makes a pitch successful and what not to do when pitching NPR. 
  • Learn what working NPR looks like
  • Who you should pitch stories to at NPR based on your story.

Jason DeRose

Jason DeRose (he/him) is the Western Bureau Chief for NPR News, based at NPR West in Culver City. He edits news coverage from Member station reporters and freelancers in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii. DeRose also edits coverage of religion and LGBTQ issues for the National Desk.
Prior to this position, DeRose was the supervising editor for NPR's Economic Training Project. He worked with local member station reporters as an editor, trainer and mentor to improve business and economic coverage throughout the public radio system. Earlier, he worked as an editor on NPR's mid-day news magazine Day to Day; as a reporter and producer at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and as an editor, host, reporter and producer at member stations in Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa.
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