Building Relationships with Reporters: Dos and Don’ts (Afternoon)

This workshop will present a panel of journalists along with social justice activists who have been able to build positive working relationships with the media. Panelists will cover:

  • Do’s and Don’ts of pitching a story to a reporter
  • What makes a good pitch?
  • What makes it more likely that we’ll run a story? What makes it less likely?

Participants will have the chance to ask questions, including a chance to do a two-minute “pitch” of a story to the panel for feedback. Bring your questions for reporters as well as the sort of news story you would want to pitch to a reporter.

Panel Moderators: Silky Shah, Communications Director, Detention Watch Network

Thanu Yakupitiyage, New York Immigration Coalition 

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