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Saturday, April 18 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pitch Slam!

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Pitch Slam! This panel is geared for freelancers, who will have 90 seconds to pitch an idea to each of a panel of six editors from a variety of publications. The editors will give rapid-fire feedback and, for the lucky journalist, might say "come talk to me" and hand over a business card. During this fast-paced session, freelancers will get instant feedback, learn how to craft more enticing pitches and make new connections. And it will be fun! If you're looking for a creative boost, you won't want to miss this.

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Julie Caine

Managing Producer, KALW News
Julie Caine is the managing producer for Crosscurrents, KALW’s award-winning newsmagazine. She’s also the lead producer of Audiograph, an ongoing KALW series that uses sound to tell the stories of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her radio documentary, Squeezebox Stories won an SPJ award for best arts and culture reporting in 2012, and her radio work has aired on a wide variety of national programs. She has a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and believes deeply in Grace Paley’s assertion that you must be a story listener to be a... Read More →
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Hannah Levintova

Assistant Editor, Mother Jones
Hannah Levintova is an Assistant Editor at Mother Jones, based in San Francisco, California. She writes and edits stories about tech, gender politics, poverty, and criminal justice with a focus on gun policy. Before going West, Hannah worked on the news desk at NPR in Washington... Read More →
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Adam Rogers

Articles Editor, Wired
Adam Rogers is the Articles Editor at Wired magazine in San Francisco, where he runs the front-of-book sections and edits features, primarily about science but also other miscellaneous geekery. Rogers was a writer and on-air correspondent for the television show Wired Science, and... Read More →
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Katherine Ann Rowlands

Deputy Business Editor, San Jose Mercury News
Kat is Deputy Business Editor for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group, directing coverage of business and technology in Silicon Valley and the region. She previously worked as East Bay Metro Editor. She also worked for the San Luis Obispo Tribune, Bay City News Service... Read More →
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Michael Stoll

Executive Editor, San Francisco Public Press
Michael Stoll is a journalist, media critic and journalism educator. He is executive director of the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit, public-interest news project for the San Francisco Bay Area that aims to do for web and print what public broadcasting has done for radio... Read More →
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Maria Streshinsky

Editor in Chief, Pacific Standard Magazine
Maria Streshinsky is the editor in chief of Pacific Standard, which she launched in 2012. She was previously the managing editor atThe Atlantic in Washington, D.C., where she managed a staff of more than 25 editors, writers, and art directors. In 2009 she won the Atlantic Media... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Ballroom)

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