New Naratif pitch workshop application
You’re invited to apply for a journalism pitch workshop and training session for Cambodian journalists on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The workshop will be conducted in English and focus on how to pitch written news stories to English-language international news outlets.
Please answer the questions below before the deadline of Monday, August 26, 2019, at 9 p.m.
Your answers and information will be kept confidential and will not be shared to third parties or externally. Thanks for applying.
Are you available to participate in a full-day workshop on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Phnom Penh? (approx. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Family name and given name
Preferred phone contact
Company or organization (write "freelance" if you're a freelancer)
If you have freelanced, which news outlets have published your articles?
How many years have you been working in journalism?
Less than 1 year
More than 5 years
Which language(s) are your stories primarily published in?
Khmer and English
What medium do you mostly work in?
What are your primary beats or what do you report on most?
arts, culture and entertainment
business and economy
crime and courts
travel and lifestyle
Why do you want to participate in this pitch workshop? How will it help your career in journalism? (Please limit your response to 200 words.)
Please include a pitch of 300 words or less for a feature story that you would like to work on during the training session. The story does not need to be fully reported, but you should do some research and pre-reporting, enough that you can communicate what the story is about and why it matters. The pitch you submit below is meant to be a draft and work in progress, not the final version.
What aspects of pitching news stories would you like to improve? (select all that apply to you)
Brainstorming and generating story ideas
Writing a clear, concise pitch in English
Learning dos and don’ts of pitching (best practices)
Knowing which outlet to pitch which story
***FAQ: As part of your application, please include a pitch of 300 words or less for a feature story that you would like to work on during the training session (see question above). This is meant to be a working draft of your pitch. Your pitch does not need to be intended for New Naratif. We welcome your pitch but your participation will not require you to pitch to New Naratif. We want you to pitch to the publication that is the best fit for your story. We will not be sharing your story ideas outside the workshop and we expect all participants and volunteer mentors to respect each other and not steal story ideas. If you're concerned about sharing your idea, you're welcome to leave out some specific details or likely sources from your pitch. Please feel free to share any questions/comments/concerns/ideas about the workshop below. Thanks!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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