Maybe it’s all those Kate Hudson rom-coms I watched, but making it as a lady journalist is a lot tougher than it seemed during my Talk-Girl-toting days. Any J-school grad could lay out the bare bone facts of the media industry’s gender issue. It’s a teeter totter out there, one with a fat kid eating a gallon of ice cream on one end and a housefly on the other. The discrepancies aren’t breaking news anymore: We’re past reporting, and into corrective action. So how do we even the ratio out?
Brooklyn-based— and awesomely named — journalist network Her Girl Friday is hosting a free mixer and information session called, “Throw Like a Girl: Pitching the Hell out of your Stories,” for anyone wanting to learn the hard and fast of article pitching. Coaches for the evening include New York Times Metro Editor Carolyn Ryan, New York Mag contributing editor Jessica Pressler and Wired contributor Evan Ratliff, all hosted by top grrl-dawg-bitch and New York Times reporter Amy O’Leary.
Which means, even if you get too tipsy to remember all the tips, at least you can say you huddled with the best of ‘em. The event is free, and writers and journos of all genders are welcome to attend.
“Throw Like a Girl: Pitching the Hell out of your Stories,” Tuesday (May 29) at 7pm in Public Assembly. (Dudes welcome too!)
Follow Karina and accept her pitches: @karinabthatsme.