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.

More than 20 editors will attend the session, from a mix of publications based in the U.S. and elsewhere. Confirmed attendees currently include:

  • Ross Andersen, senior editor, The Atlantic
  • Stephen Bedard, Biographic
  • Eric Betz, associate editor, Discover
  • Estrella Burgos, editor in chief, ¿Como ves? Magazine
  • Caty Enders, series editor, The Guardian
  • 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
  • Luisa Massarani
  • 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
  • Katie Palmer, science editor, WIRED
  • Adam Rogers, deputy editor, WIRED
  • Noelle Swan, staff editor, The Christian Science Monitor (US)
  • Mićo Tatalović, environment and life sciences editor, New Scientist
  • John Travis, news managing editor, Science
  • Jacob Ward, former editor in chief, Popular Science
  • Pamela Weintraub, neuroscience & medical editor, Aeon
  • Harry Wilson, senior editor, Canadian Geographic
  • Tom Zeller, editor in chief, Undark (US)

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