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30 Minute Skills: How to Pitch a Story
Whether you are a student journalist or a seasoned professional, pitching a story can be difficult. It can often be a challenge to anticipate the needs of a particular editor and effectively communicate the value of your story.

By attending this class, you'll learn:

- Why pitching a story is a critical skill for journalists of all backgrounds and employment status.

- How to develop relationships with those who will be considering your pitch.

- How to craft and deliver the most effective pitch for your stories.

Mar 10, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Maggie Mulvihill
@Boston University
Maggie Mulvihill's data journalism students have been honored with 10 regional or national journalism awards since 2011 as well as being named finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Her students also worked on a national government ethics series, led by the Center for Public Integrity, which was a finalist for the Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize in 2013. An attorney, Mulvihill was also a Faculty Fellow at the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering and co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition, was a 2004–2005 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and in 2014 was named to the Federal Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee.