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How To Pitch: Essence
Pitch everything from personal finance and relationship tips to health and career advice to this black women's bible.

So What Do You Do, Edward Lewis, Founder of Essence Magazine?
Lewis describes creating the pioneering women's magazine that has reflected the lives of black women for over 40 years.

So What Do You Do, Stephen Hill, BET President of Programming and Specials?
The longtime BET exec responds to the network's critics and tells how aspiring TV pros can get a foot in the door.

So What Do You Do, Tanika Ray, Red Carpet Reporter and Host of The CW's Oh, Sit!?
The former dancer and actress tells how she scored TV hosting gigs at Extra, HGTV, Nickelodeon and more.

So What Do You Do, Emil Wilbekin, Managing Editor of Essence.com?
A print veteran in fashion and entertainment, Emil Wilbekin now has his sights set on transforming a new domain -- Essence.com

How to Conquer Writer's Burnout and Get More Creative
Just when you think you've written all you can, here are a few ways to crank out fresh content and get those juices flowing again.

6 Things Freelance Writers Do That Drive Editors Nuts
Editors share what mistakes blacklisted freelancers always make, and what you should do to stay in their good graces.

What to Do When Your Pitch is Rejected
Writers can't deny the disappointment over a failed pitch, but with these bounce back tactics a submission could go from rejected to accepted.

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Spotted around the media universe

African-American Journo Sues People Magazine for Discrimination - Posted August 21, 2014
The discrimination lawsuit filed by former People staffer Tatsha Robertson makes a number of incendiary claims against since-departed executive edit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

African-American Journo Sues People Magazine for Discrimination - Posted August 21, 2014
The discrimination lawsuit filed by former People staffer Tatsha Robertson makes a number of incendiary claims against since-departed executive edit... [FishbowlNY]

Former Razorfish President Named Global CEO at Essence - Posted May 20, 2014
Christian Juhl, former president of Razorfish, has been named global CEO... [MediaJobsDaily]

Former Razorfish President Named Global CEO at Essence - Posted May 20, 2014
Christian Juhl, former president of Razorfish, has been named global CEO... [AgencySpy]

Earn Up to $1.50 a Word at Essence - Posted May 6, 2014
Essence, which describes itself as the authority on black women, is celebrating 45 years as a newsstand mainstay, thanks in no small part to its loyal readers. As editor-in-chief Vanessa K. Bush puts it: "Black women co... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Earn Up to $1.50 a Word at Essence - Posted May 6, 2014
Essence, which describes itself as the authority on black women, is celebrating 45 years as a newsstand mainstay, thanks in no small part to its loyal readers. As editor-in-chief Vanessa K. Bush puts it: "Black women co... [FishbowlNY]

How to Land Your Clients a Spot in Essence - Posted May 6, 2014
Essence, which calls itself the black women's bible, is ripe for PR pitches. With 1.5 million issues in print (and 1 million online), this pub reaches a large, niche audience. Editors at Essence want PR folks to know that they are inundated with press releases, so pitches need not be generic. Be... [PRNewser]

How to Snag a Byline on Essence.com - Posted May 6, 2014
Essence, which describes itself as an authority on black women, has a robust online presence. Essence.com attracts more than 1 million unique monthly visitors and is an extension of its print counterpart, with articles on fashion, beauty, relationships, entertainment and news. When pitching for the digital plat... [TVSpy]

Cover Battle: Essence or Billboard - Posted October 3, 2013
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY's Cover Battle. This week we have Essence versus Billboard. Kerry Washington is featured on the latest Essence cover wearing a bright, gold dress that no other person could pull off. Rocking that dress is the ultimate trump c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cover Battle: Essence or Billboard - Posted October 3, 2013
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY's Cover Battle. This week we have Essence versus Billboard. Kerry Washington is featured on the latest Essence cover wearing a bright, gold dress that no other person could pull off. Rocking that dress is the ultimate trump c... [FishbowlNY]

Vanessa Bush Named Editor of Essence - Posted July 31, 2013
Vanessa Bush is officially taking over editor-in-chief of Essence. Bush had been acting editor since Constance C.R. White was ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vanessa Bush Named Editor of Essence - Posted July 31, 2013
Vanessa Bush is officially taking over editor-in-chief of Essence. Bush had been acting editor since Constance C.R. White was ... [FishbowlNY]

Essence Continues to Have Problems - Posted July 24, 2013
Essence magazine continues to suffer an identity crisis. Ever since Time Inc. purchased it, readers have accused the title of not addressing black womens' concerns and including too many white people, in editorial sections as well as ads. If that wasn't enough, in April of last year, a (white) managing editor --... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Essence Continues to Have Problems - Posted July 24, 2013
Essence magazine continues to suffer an identity crisis. Ever since Time Inc. purchased it, readers have accused the title of not addressing black womens' concerns and including too many white people, in editorial sections as well as ads. If that wasn't enough, in April of last year, a (white) managing editor --... [FishbowlNY]

Stephen Hill on BET Experience Vs. Essence Festival - Posted June 28, 2013
The BET Awards are a pretty big deal. Not only is the annual ceremony honoring the best in music, sports and entertainment a ratings juggernaut, but the live broadcast also has a tendency to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Stephen Hill on BET Experience Vs. Essence Festival - Posted June 28, 2013
The BET Awards are a pretty big deal. Not only is the annual ceremony honoring the best in music, sports and entertainment a ratings juggernaut, but the live broadcast also has a tendency to ... [FishbowlNY]

Serena Williams Graces Cover of Essence - Posted June 3, 2013
Here's Serena Williams on the cover of the latest issue of Essence. We're not exactly sure what she's doing in the photograph. It could be some sort of dance. No matter. Williams is talented, intelligent, successful and beautiful, so she can do any weird pose she wants. This is f... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Serena Williams Graces Cover of Essence - Posted June 3, 2013
Here's Serena Williams on the cover of the latest issue of Essence. We're not exactly sure what she's doing in the photograph. It could be some sort of dance. No matter. Williams is talented, intelligent, successful and beautiful, so she can do any weird pose she wants. This is f... [FishbowlNY]

Constance C.R. White Says She Was Fired Over Clashes with Time Inc. Editor - Posted March 13, 2013
Constance C.R. White, Essence's editor-in-chief until she was fired early last ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Constance C.R. White Says She Was Fired Over Clashes with Time Inc. Editor - Posted March 13, 2013
Constance C.R. White, Essence's editor-in-chief until she was fired early last ... [FishbowlNY]

5 Tips for Social Media Event Planning and Activation - Posted March 4, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post courtesy of Cara Kleinhaut, founder of award-winning event creative, production and design agency Caravents. In the last few weeks alone, Caravents has organized and promoted events r... [PRNewser]

Constance White Out at Essence - Posted February 11, 2013
Another casualty of the Time Inc. cuts is Constance White, Essence's editor-in-chief. The New York Post ... [FishbowlLA]

Constance White Out at Essence - Posted February 11, 2013
Another casualty of the Time Inc. cuts is Constance White, Essence's editor-in-chief. The New York Post ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Constance White Out at Essence - Posted February 11, 2013
Another casualty of the Time Inc. cuts is Constance White, Essence's editor-in-chief. The New York Post ... [FishbowlNY]

Guiding Sophia's Light - Posted November 19, 2012
What's Sophia Nelson ministering about lately? Washington's Op... [FishbowlDC]

Ellianna Placas, Essence's Controversial Fashion Director, Leaves Magazine - Posted August 1, 2012
The New York Times is reporting that Ellianna Placas, Essence's fashion director, has left the magazine. Ev... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ellianna Placas, Essence's Controversial Fashion Director, Leaves Magazine - Posted August 1, 2012
The New York Times is reporting that Ellianna Placas, Essence's fashion director, has left the magazine. Ev... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted April 27, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Essence Reassigns Managing Editor after Racist Facebook Page Leaks, April 24 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted April 27, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Essence Reassigns Managing Editor after Racist Facebook Page Leaks, April 24 ... [FishbowlNY]

Hoping to Stop Idiots, Time Inc. Develops Social Media Policy - Posted April 26, 2012
Time Inc. is having its editors work together on a social media policy that will be "released soon," according to WWD. This probably has something to do with Essence's now f... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hoping to Stop Idiots, Time Inc. Develops Social Media Policy - Posted April 26, 2012
Time Inc. is having its editors work together on a social media policy that will be "released soon," according to WWD. This probably has something to do with Essence's now f... [FishbowlNY]

Essence Reassigns Managing Editor after Racist Facebook Page Leaks [Updated] - Posted April 24, 2012
Michael Bullerdick, the Managing Editor of Essence, has "accepted a position in another division" after racist and extreme right wing posts on his Facebook page w... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Essence Reassigns Managing Editor after Racist Facebook Page Leaks [Updated] - Posted April 24, 2012
Michael Bullerdick, the Managing Editor of Essence, has "accepted a position in another division" after racist and extreme right wing posts on his Facebook page w... [FishbowlNY]

The Essence of the Perfect Pitch - Posted March 9, 2012
To nab a byline, we writers toil over every word until a shining query letter is crafted, but, for Essence senior editor Tanisha Sykes, perfection simply means leaving no aspec... [10,000 Words]

The Essence of the Perfect Pitch - Posted March 9, 2012
To nab a byline, we writers toil over every word until a shining query letter is crafted, but, for Essence senior editor Tanisha Sykes, perfection simply means leaving no aspect of the article unanswered. "The more detail you have, obviously the stronger the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Essence of the Perfect Pitch - Posted March 9, 2012
To nab a byline, we writers toil over every word until a shining query letter is crafted, but, for Essence senior editor Tanisha Sykes, perfection simply means leaving no aspect of the article unanswered. "The more detail you have, obviously the stronger the... [FishbowlNY]

The Essence of the Perfect Pitch - Posted March 9, 2012
To nab a byline, we writers toil over every word until a shining query letter is crafted, but, for Essence senior editor Tanisha Sykes, perfection simply means leaving no aspec... [FishbowlLA]

'Essence' Pitches Should Have Both Insight and Information - Posted March 8, 2012
For 42 years, Essence has been addressing the issues of importance for African-American women. Targeting Black women between the ages of 18 and 49, Essence is now more than a magazine. It's a web... [PRNewser]

Idris Elba Featured on Latest Essence Cover - Posted October 4, 2011
Let's just go ahead and get this out of the way: Idris Elba is one good looking dude. Okay? We admit it. If we ever got to meet Elba we'd get lost in his eyes and then probably hug his leg ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Idris Elba Featured on Latest Essence Cover - Posted October 4, 2011
Let's just go ahead and get this out of the way: Idris Elba is one good looking dude. Okay? We admit it. If we ever got to meet Elba we'd get lost in his eyes and then probably hug his leg ... [FishbowlNY]

Want a Job at Essence? Be Curious. - Posted August 17, 2011
If you've spent any time as a freelance writer, you've probably toyed with the idea of chucking in that endless pitch-follow-up-pitch-again cycle for the steady paycheck and free A.C. of a staff gig. But if you're thinking of sending your resume to Essence, you better bring a little something more than knowledge... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Want a Job at Essence? Be Curious. - Posted August 17, 2011
If you've spent any time as a freelance writer, you've probably toyed with the idea of chucking in that endless pitch-follow-up-pitch-again cycle for the steady paycheck and free A.C. of a staff gig. But if you're thinking of sending your resume to Essence, you better bring a little something more than knowledge... [FishbowlNY]

Constance White: 'Essence Has Always Had a Diverse Staff' - Posted August 16, 2011
After watching the fracas over Essence's hiring of a white fashion director in 2010 (and white managing editor more recently), we had to get newly named editor-in-chief Constance C.R. White's take on both. Wha... [FishbowlLA]

Beyonce Writes Cover Story for Essence - Posted June 2, 2011
If you ask FishbowlNY, there are certain people who can do no wrong. A few people from that list: Jerry Seinfeld, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Beyonce Writes Cover Story for Essence - Posted June 2, 2011
If you ask FishbowlNY, there are certain people who can do no wrong. A few people from that list: Jerry Seinfeld, ... [FishbowlNY]

April Edition of Essence Features Jennifer Hudson - Posted March 8, 2011
Jennifer Hudson will appear on the cover of Essence's April issue, which hits newsstands on the 12th. The feature inside centers on how the singer/actress has been able to juggle all the many things that she's experienced in her life.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

April Edition of Essence Features Jennifer Hudson - Posted March 8, 2011
Jennifer Hudson will appear on the cover of Essence's April issue, which hits newsstands on the 12th. The feature inside centers on how the singer/actress has been able to juggle all the many things that she's experienced in her life.... [FishbowlNY]

Time Inc. Names New Editor-in-Chief of Essence - Posted March 4, 2011
John Huey, Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., has announced that Constance C.R. White is... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Inc. Names New Editor-in-Chief of Essence - Posted March 4, 2011
John Huey, Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., has announced that Constance C.R. White is... [FishbowlNY]

March Issue of Essence Faces Criticism - Posted February 17, 2011
Richard Prince, writing for the Maynard Institute of Journalism Education, has some harsh words for the March issue of Essence. He says that the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

March Issue of Essence Faces Criticism - Posted February 17, 2011
Richard Prince, writing for the Maynard Institute of Journalism Education, has some harsh words for the March issue of Essence. He says that the ... [FishbowlNY]

Essence.com Revs Up Coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2011 - Posted February 11, 2011
Essence.com is displaying its wares at ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Essence Features Angela Bassett - Posted February 1, 2011
The March issue of Essence will feature the magazine's fourth annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, and among the honorees is Angela Bassett, who also graces the cover. Bassett discusses how much passion she has for act... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New Essence Features Angela Bassett - Posted February 1, 2011
The March issue of Essence will feature the magazine's fourth annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, and among the honorees is Angela Bassett, who also graces the cover. Bassett discusses how much passion she has for act... [FishbowlNY]

Former Essence Washington Correspondent Cynthia Gordy Joins The Root - Posted January 24, 2011
Cynthia Gordy, former Washington correspondent for Essence and Essence.com, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Pitching Essence? First Understand the 'Inner Workings' - Posted December 17, 2010
With a circulation of 1.5 million and about a million unique monthly visitors to its site, Essence should be on your radar if you're trying to reach the African-American female audience. "Black women have grown up with us and their mothers have grown... [PRNewser]

W Brings On Contributing Entertainment Editor - Posted January 15, 2010
W magazine has hired Janice Simpson, a former assistant managing editor for Time magazine, as... [morningmedianewsfeed]

W Brings On Contributing Entertainment Editor - Posted January 15, 2010
W magazine has hired Janice Simpson, a former assistant managing editor for Time magazine, as... [FishbowlNY]

An Inside Look At Time Inc.'s Assignment Detroit - Posted October 30, 2009
... [morningmedianewsfeed]

An Inside Look At Time Inc.'s Assignment Detroit - Posted October 30, 2009
... [FishbowlNY]

Women's Media Center Names New Prez - Posted October 28, 2009
Media advocacy group The Women's Media Center announced their new president today: Jehmu Greene, formerly head of Rock the Vote. Greene's ubiquitous presence in politics (advisor on Hillary Clinton... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Women's Media Center Names New Prez - Posted October 28, 2009
Media advocacy group The Women's Media Center announced their new president today: Jehmu Greene, formerly head of Rock the Vote. Greene's ubiquitous presence in politics (advisor on Hillary Clinton... [FishbowlNY]

Time Inc. Launches Assignment Detroit - Posted September 21, 2009
Our colleagues have a story today about Time Inc.'s newest initiative Assignment Detroit. According to the company, the project is yea... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Inc. Launches Assignment Detroit - Posted September 21, 2009
Our colleagues have a story today about Time Inc.'s newest initiative Assignment Detroit. According to the company, the project is yea... [FishbowlNY]

ABC Report Shows Single-Copy Sales Continuing To Drop - Posted August 31, 2009
The Audit Bureau of Circulations released its important report for the first half of the year today, and the findings are not that surprising: total paid and verified circulation, single-copy sales and verified subscriptions are down overall. However, the ABC said total paid subscriptions were basically flat in the past year.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC Report Shows Single-Copy Sales Continuing To Drop - Posted August 31, 2009
The Audit Bureau of Circulations released its important report for the first half of the year today, and the findings are not that surprising: total paid and verified circulation, single-copy sales and verified subscriptions are down overall. However, the ABC said total paid subscriptions were basically flat in the past year.... [FishbowlNY]

Newsweek Redesign Hasn't Paid Off Yet|Min Looking To Leave Us?|September Ad Page Numbers May Not Be So Bad|Cox Sells More Papers|It's Not Looking Good For Business Journalism - Posted July 20, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=&#... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Newsweek Redesign Hasn't Paid Off Yet|Min Looking To Leave Us?|September Ad Page Numbers May Not Be So Bad|Cox Sells More Papers|It's Not Looking Good For Business Journalism - Posted July 20, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=&#... [FishbowlNY]

Fearlessly Launching A Womens' Mag In Tough Times - Posted July 20, 2009
Even a recession can't stop an entrepreneur from launching a magazine. Just ask Rachelle Gauthier, the brains behind newly launched online women's magazine Vain. Gauthier came up with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fearlessly Launching A Womens' Mag In Tough Times - Posted July 20, 2009
Even a recession can't stop an entrepreneur from launching a magazine. Just ask Rachelle Gauthier, the brains behind newly launched online women's magazine Vain. Gauthier came up with ... [FishbowlNY]

Essence Names First-Ever Washington Correspondent - Posted January 9, 2009
Amidst all this talk of slashing DC bureaus at least one magazine is adding to theirs — or in this case creating it! Essence has just named award-winning journalist, Cynth... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Essence Names First-Ever Washington Correspondent - Posted January 9, 2009
Amidst all this talk of slashing DC bureaus at least one magazine is adding to theirs — or in this case creating it! Essence has just named award-winning journalist, Cynth... [FishbowlNY]

Time Inc., Essence Launch Internet Television - Posted August 20, 2007
While noone was looking, Essence and parent company Time Inc. pulled off a move that could have major ramifications down the line. Essence is launching an internet television division headed up by former MTV VP Lesley Pinckney and magazi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Inc., Essence Launch Internet Television - Posted August 20, 2007
While noone was looking, Essence and parent company Time Inc. pulled off a move that could have major ramifications down the line. Essence is launching an internet television division headed up by former MTV VP Lesley Pinckney and magazi... [FishbowlNY]

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