NEWSWISE FAST PITCH

Weekly events giving members the opportunity to meet with journalists online and pitch their story ideas.

“I haven’t enjoyed getting a pitch this much in, well…ever!” — Ben Gruber, Reuters

UPCOMING FAST PITCH EVENTS

Corey S. Powell, Science Editor, Aeon magazine

Corey's core interest are astronomy and physics. He describes his interest as “looking for insights that go beyond the immediate news hook and provide a broader perspective” and “big, juicy stories that transcend the insiders perspective."

  • Wednesday, March 29
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm

The Future of Astronomy: ALMA and the Next Generation VLA: Newswise Live Expert Panel Discussion

Two astronomers explain the latest discoveries and future upgrades for the Very Large Array, or VLA, and ALMA, the trailblazing Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

  • Thursday, March 30
  • 9:00am - 10:00am

Alexandra Witze, Science News and Nature

Alex is interested in earth and planetary sciences (for instance natural disasters or climate), as well as astronomy.

  • Wednesday, May 10
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Corey S. Powell, Science Editor, Aeon magazine

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 -

Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Our Fast Pitch session (a virtual event) with Corey S. Powell, Science Editor, Aeon magazine, is scheduled for Wed. Mar. 29 at 2 pm ET. His core interests are astronomy and physics. He describes his interest as “looking for insights that go beyond the immediate news hook and provide a broader perspective” and “big, juicy stories that transcend the insiders perspective,” such as; •Stephen Hawking's suggested goal of sending a space probe to another star •Rumors of new particle discoveries that impact theories about the nature of matter Corey both writes and assigns stories both to freelancers and researchers. He looks for articulate scientists as writers and interviewees. He also recommends authors (mostly scientist authors and Q&A subjects) for American Scientist. He also does his own news coverage for his Discover magazine blog. “It's a bit complicated, I realize, but that mix lets me use a lot of different kinds of story leads.” You can see Corey's stories at Discover Magazine and more about Corey on his LinkedIn profile.

Location

https://newswiselive.zoom.us/j/7459578068

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Event Fees:


$ 0.00 Fast Pitch Attendee
$ 0.00 Just Observing

The Future of Astronomy: ALMA and the Next Generation VLA: Newswise Live Expert Panel Discussion

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 -

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Two of the most iconic telescopes on Earth – the Very Large Array, or VLA as its known, and ALMA, the trailblazing Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array – are helping us understand our cosmic origins, but their stories are just beginning. New technology and future expansions will greatly enhance their abilities, revealing never-before-seen details of the cosmos. Two astronomers explain the latest discoveries and future upgrades for these powerful instruments. Presenters Dr. Al Wootten ALMA North America Program Scientist National Radio Astronomy Observatory Dr. Eric Murphy Project Scientist, the Next Generation Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

Location

https://newswiselive.zoom.us/j/7459578068

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Event Fees:


$ 0.00 press attendee
$ 0.00 NSF member
$ 0.00 public observer

Alexandra Witze, Science News and Nature

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -

Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Our Fast Pitch session (a virtual event) with Alexandra Witze, Science News and Nature, is scheduled for Wed. May 10, 2 pm ET. Alexandra is interested in earth and planetary sciences (for instance natural disasters or climate), as well as astronomy. She is looking for ideas for future news stories -- these could be publications or conference talks from your researchers, or perhaps a field expedition or launch of a major new research program or facility. She is interested in hearing about early-career researchers as well as your more established scientific stars. “I'm always looking for leads on interesting people and research, so it doesn't have to be hard discoveries. Just anyone working on interesting stuff in earth/planetary/astro,” she says. You can read Alexandra's stories here: - Science News - Nature - Alexandra Witze You can also read more about Alexandra on her Linkedln Profile.

Location

https://newswiselive.zoom.us/j/7459578068

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Event Fees:


$ 0.00 Fast Pitch Attendee
$ 0.00 Just Observing

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