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Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Time Out New York

Time Out New York editor-in-chief Brian Farnham fields pitches from 4 writers who want to land in the NYC-obsessed arts and entertainment guide

2. What the Editor Wants (14:28)

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  2. What the Editor Wants (14:28) 14:28 FREE!
    Time Out New York editor-in-chief Brian Farnham explains what he wants in a pitch.
  3. From wreckage to art (3:20) 3:20 FREE!
    Ahead of the 9/11 anniversary, Jacqueline Beach wants to cover a sculptor working with World Trade Center wreckage.
  4. Sexercize sells? (2:42) 2:42 FREE!
    Carolina Baker proposes an article on S Factor, which fuses striptease with exercise. But is it new enough?
  5. The art of the angle (5:23) 5:23 FREE!
    Linda Digusta proposes gallery coverage, but finding a hook is challenging.
  6. Kayaking the Hudson (3:56) 3:56 FREE!
    Avid kayaker Eric Diamond aims to land an assignment about his favorite sport.
  7. Conclusion: EIC Farnham (2:06) 2:06 FREE!
    Farnham describes his overall response to the pitches, detailing which might make it into TONY.

Video Details

Time Out New York is obsessed with New York: the city is its main character and star celebrity. The magazine is constantly looking for new material and original angles, and most sections are open to timely pitches from freelancers. How do you know if your idea will fit in?

Four hopeful writers sit down on camera with TONY editor-in-chief Brian Farnham with stories ranging from a sculptor who scavenged 9/11 wreckage to an aerobic strip class. Watch and learn.

6 videos
21 minutes total running time

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