Pitch a Story

A pitch is a focused story idea with a clear hook. The reporter must do enough preliminary research to ensure the story is solid. The reporter should be prepared to discuss:

Pitches can be made in the news meeting or in advance on the pitch sheet.

Students in the reporting pool must file a written pitch at least once a week. The pitch should be filed on the pitch sheet .The written pitch should be one concise sentence entered into the pitch document by 6 p.m. the night before the news meeting. The assignment editor will copy pitches into the editorial sked by 8:30 a.m. each day.

Everyone in the reporting pool should read the editorial sked, and local media, before the 9 a.m. news meeting.

Last Updated: January 11, 2019, 4:19 pm ADT