For a freelancer, how you pitch an editor can determine landing your next big story or even how you pay your rent. “The pitch is the most important thing in your career when you are trying to get published and trying to establish yourself,” said Jorge Arangure, metro senior staff editor at the New York Times. “The Art of The Pitch,” had a full house of attendees at this year’s Excellence in Journalism Conference.
For the first time in its 105 years, SPJ members are in talks for possibly creating their first ever virtual chapter. The Freelance Community, the first non-geographic community recognized by SPJ, has made a motion at EIJ14 for the Bylaw Committee to consider making a chapter for the future.
Michael Koretzky, a freelance content director, gave some insight Friday at Excellence In Journalism 2014 on how students should learn to freelance while still in school. Koretzky also works at financial news and education website, Debt.com, for which he is always hiring freelancers.