Throw like a girl, pitch like a successful lady journalist

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There's no crying in journalism.

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.

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  1. I hate to say it, but my favorite journalists are typically men. I like Tim’s posts most on here. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to relate to female writers…I frequently just don’t see the world the way they do. I don’t care about the things they care about, I don’t view men the way they view men, I care about the big picture rather than the small anecdotal stories, etc. Maybe I am inherently sexist in thinking that the male perspective is the “neutral” perspective.

    Example: your own Rachel DeLetto jokingly called me “dead inside” for not seeing the world the way she does:

    • If you are real, and I have my doubts, I am nominating you for a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Passive-Aggressive Sexist Commenting.

      • I’m pretty sure all your bros are at the World Economic Forum Summit with Bono today. Or inventing the next famine-curing superfood. Sorry, gotta go — INCREDIBLE sale at Bloomies today!

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