Break Into Journalism : pitch & publish to high authority publications. | Damien Walter | Skillshare

Break Into Journalism : pitch & publish to high authority publications.

Damien Walter, Writer for The Guardian, BBC, Wired.

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16 Videos (1h 22m)
    • What is a High Authority publication?

      5:07
    • Who wants to publish High Authority?

      4:12
    • In the business of story

      5:02
    • You need an angle

      5:10
    • Know your community

      3:49
    • Exercise: Community Map

      5:15
    • Hack: Finding Angles

      3:32
    • Bonus: Business Angles

      3:12
    • Interlude : The Nomad Writer

      5:55
    • Practice : Writing The Perfect Pitch

      8:15
    • Practice : Writing The Perfect Pitch 2

      7:47
    • Formats For Stories

      7:07
    • Finding Editors

      5:35
    • Negotiate pay

      3:32
    • Turn a gig into a job

      4:04
    • Build Your Own Platform

      4:26

About This Class

Getting published in a high authority publication can transform your career and massively boost your earnings. But with thousands of writers competing for the privilege, competition is fierce.

The Perfect Pitch is an easy to learn system for finding, formatting and pitching stories that will massively increase your chances of breaking into high authority publications.

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This course will give you an insider look at how to pitch and publish at high authority level, from a 15 year veteran with bylines including The Guardian, BBC, Wired, Independent, Buzzfeed, Aeon and many more high authority publications.

  • What’s the REAL business of high authority publications? Knowing this changes everything.
  • Learn the 3 pillars of making the perfect pitch: Community, Story and Angle.
  • Understand the key formats that high authority publications use to tell stories.
  • Mine online resources like Reddit to find killer angles.
  • Lever the power of social media to find editors and grow your network.
  • How to negotiate pay effectively, and turn a one off gig into a long-term job.

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Damien Walter

Writer for The Guardian, BBC, Wired.

Damien Walter ( BA / MA / PGCHE / HEA) teaches good writers how to be great. His research and critical writing have been published in The Guardian, Wired, BBC, The Independent, Aeon and with Oxford University Press. He is a former director of creative writing at the University of Leicester, a member of the Higher Education Academy, and a graduate of the Clarion writers workshop taught by Neil Gaiman. He consults widely for businesses in technology, healthcare, and man...

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