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2007 Getting to Yes: Perfecting Your Pitch (Day 1)

In collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), this session addresses how to successfully pitch radio stories and series ideas to stations, networks, and other acquirers of independent work.

In collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), this session addresses how to successfully pitch radio stories and series ideas to stations, networks, and other acquirers of independent work.

Listen in as a dozen producers sell their story ideas to a panel of "gatekeepers," who explain the elements of a strong story pitch and offer other strategies for getting your work heard.

Getting to Yes: Pefecting your Pitch (part one) is moderated by Steve Mencher, and features Peter Clowney (Weekend America), Jacob Conrad (Day to Day), and Jane Feltes (This American Life).


Featuring

Jane Feltes

Jane Feltes has been a producer with This American Life since 2004. Before interning with the show in 2002, she was programming director for The University of Illinois at Chicago's student radio station.

Peter Clowney

Peter Clowney was a final-round judge for the 2007 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.

Steve Mencher

Steve Mencher got hooked on radio as a kid, listening to Larry Josephson on WBAI. He has produced radio for Carnegie Hall, NPR, and the Library of Congress. He developed the first museum Web site for the Smithsonian, wrote and produced audio tours for the Getty Museum, and wrote and directed a TV documentary about Bill Gates and the Codex Leicester. Mencher won a fellowship from the NEA and shared a couple of awards while producing NPR's Justice Talking. He runs Mensch Media in Takoma Park, MD, and is now a senior producer of digital media at AARP.