Bitchin' Pitchin':
AIR's Pitch Panel @ Third Coast

Geena Davis and Tom Hanks give competing signals to a pitcherProducers, reporters, journalists, makers – give us your best pitch.

AIR’s legendary Pitch Panel puts producers directly in front of editors, selling their stories with a little help from our hosts, WNYC’s Emily Botein and Katie Bishop.  We’ll choose six to 12producers to pitch a project in front of a live audience.

The 2016 Third Coast Conference Pitch Panel hosts, Emily and Katie, will work with the selected producers in advance to refine their ideas. During the panel, each producer will make a real pitch to a real editor from a top public media show or podcast.  The dialogue between editor and pitcher reveals how, in this important first phase of development, a concept moves from the initial spark in a producer’s imagination to a fully formed, highly crafted story.  

The editors invited to participate this year  are among the best in the business, with digital and broadcast distribution platforms ripe for  indie producers’ new sounds and perspectives  (see our Pitch Page for more). This year’s panel includes “This American Life,” “Freakonomics,” and “Reveal,” as well as “Snap Judgment,” “Reply All” and “Radiolab.”

AIR’s Pitch Panels are fun, educational, at times terrifying ...  [READ MORE]

DEADLINE: Sept. 23, 2016, at 8 p.m. PT

Five intriguing jobs

Jack Black screams "Oh, what do they teach in this place?!"1. This newsletter has a slight bias toward the Tar Heel State. And it definitely needs great education reporters. (WUNC)

2. Juneau anything about the 49th state?* Operations managers, take note: Alaska radio needs you. (KTOO)

3. This week in dream jobs: One of the best investigative outfits in the U.S. is hiring an "engagement reporter." (ProPublica)

4. Studs Terkel's birthday is an official company holiday at StoryCorps, among other reasons to apply. (Twitter's #pubjobs thread)

5. If you don't want that east coast education reporter job that we mentioned above, how about the same gig on the West Coast? (OPB)

*Still not sorry.

Double Exposure: Investigative filmmaking

Double Exposure presents a film festival and concurrent symposium celebrating the best new films inspired by the investigative instinct. 

Join top investigative journalists and filmmakers, along with emerging professionals,  for an unforgettable two days of workshops and master classes, discussions and debates (film screenings continue through October 8).  You will have an opportunity to learn from each other in an informal setting and build ties with commissioning editors, producers, funders and others who can concretely advance your work.

When: Oct. 6-8, 2016
Where: Washington, D.C.

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