Pitching WHYY's The Pulse

What makes for a good pitch to get your story on The Pulse? Host and Executive Producer Maiken Scott and Senior Editor Lindsay Lazarski will discuss what kinds of stories The Pulse features and explore different strategies to write a solid pitch - strategies that will hold true for pitching other shows, too!

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Who is this webinar for?

Reporters who want to pitch The Pulse specifically, or anybody who wants to learn more about pitching.

Key takeaways

  • Learn how to be succinct and specific with your pitch
  • Learn how to describe your access to sources and or reporting plan.
  • Create a plan to follow up

Maiken Scott

Maiken Scott is the host and executive producer of WHYY’s The Pulse - a national health and science radio show and podcast that explores the people and places at the heart of health and science. Maiken has spent most of her 25-year career at WHYY. She started there as an associate producer, then produced three different weekly shows for several years. From there, she switched into WHYY's newsroom as the station's mental health reporter. When The Pulse started in 2013, she became the host and later the executive producer and host. Maiken now manages a team of seven reporters and producers. 
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Lindsay Lazarski

Lindsay Lazarski is a senior editor and producer of The Pulse. Before joining the health and science team she created and co-produced WHYY’s Cosby Unraveled podcast. For several years, Lindsay reported on Pennsylvania’s distressed cities, often traversing the state — from former steel towns to coal country — giving voice to people living and working in overlooked communities for the Keystone Crossroads project. Before entering journalism, Lindsay was public school teacher in the South Bronx. 
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