Power Pitch 2017

Power Pitch 2017

Power Pitch 2017

Moderator: Douglas Fox

Welcome to Power Pitch 2017, where you’ll have the opportunity to sit across the table from the editor of your dreams and pitch story ideas, one-on-one. Each slot lasts 7 minutes – plenty of time for several well-honed pitches. Each editor can meet with up to 8 writers, so space is limited.

Writers will need to sign up, via email, in advance of the conference to meet with the editor of their choice. Advance sign-up will allow more time for attendees to develop quality pitches specifically for the editor that they are matched with. Details of the advance sign-up will be provided later.

Roughly 25 editors will attend the session, from a mix of publications based in the U.S. and elsewhere. Confirmed attendees currently include:

  • Stephen Bedard, Biographic
  • Eric Betz, Associate Editor, Discover
  • Seth Fletcher, Chief features editor, Scientific American (US)
  • Chrissie Giles, Mosaic
  • Laura Helmuth, Health, science & environment editor, The Washington Post
  • Jude Isabella, Editor in chief, Hakai
  • Elizabeth Lopatto, Science editor, The Verge
  • Derek Mead, Editor-in-chief, Motherboard
  • Mike Mechanic, Senior editor, Mother Jones
  • Lauren Morello, Bureau Chief, Americas, Nature
  • Bothina Osama, North Africa and Middle East editor for SciDev.net
  • Adam Rogers, Deputy editor, Wired
  • Noelle Swan, Staff editor, The Christian Science Monitor (US)
  • John Travis, News Managing Editor, Science
  • Pamela Weintraub, Neuroscience & medical editor, Aeon
  • Harry Wilson, Senior editor, Canadian Geographic
  • Tom Zeller, Editor in Chief, Undark (US)