Rebecca L. Fox

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Rebecca L. Fox

Rebecca L. Fox

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So What Do You Do, Robert Quigley, Austin American-Statesman Internet Editor?
This newspaper editor-turned social media expert describes how he's using Twitter to drive daily news coverage while expanding the paper's audience.

So What Do You Do, Frank Warren, Founder, PostSecret Project?
The founder of Webby-winning site PostSecret spills the beans on how he's gotten thousands to bare all online and beyond.

So What Do You Do, Howard Polskin, Sr. VP, Magazine Publishers of America
Ahead of MPA's annual conference, the man with its plan discusses 'magabrands' and explains why blogging's 'like having a hungry farm animal.'

So What Do You Do, Faran Krentcil, Editor,
Entering another New York Fashion Week, the irreverent fashion blog editor divulges her fashion crush, what the big fashion mags are missing, and the Medusa/Carine Roitfeld connection.

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Pitches That Worked: Salon
Arguing against the majority opinion yielded this writer an assignment-nabbing Salon query.

Pitches That Worked: The Believer
A devoted reader of his intended outlet, this writer waited to submit until the right idea struck. We walk you through the query that sold his story.

Pitches That Worked: The Economist
We show how freelancers can crack this premier pub, getting an editor to weigh in on his writer's persistent approach.

Pitches That Worked: BeE
A vividly-written query and its writer's knowledge of her target outlet entice an assigning editor: We break it down so you don't miss a beat.

Pitches That Worked: San Francisco
"I really wanted to break in, so I decided to go for it," says this writer whose offer of multiple ways to cover one idea helped her join the writing ranks of this top regional glossy.

Pitches That Didn't/ Did Work: Essence/ Cleveland Plain Dealer
From a nonstarter to a story that sold: We analyze the original pitch and its successful rewrite, and get the editors who passed and assigned it to weigh in.

Pitches That Worked: Penthouse
We analyze a series of queries from a writer whose first idea for Penthouse was rejected but kept pitching until he got his assignment.

Pitches That Worked: Time Out New York
'Perfectly pegged' and written in TONY's own style, this writer's first pitch ever earned him a place in the widely-read New York nightlife guide.

Pitches That Worked: Newsday
This query led Newsday to assign its author 70 pieces -- and counting! We point out how his first pitch made it all possible.

Pitches That Worked: Parents
What makes a query lead to a story? We break down a successful pitch to Parents.

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The 'fiery' head of all those staple Fashion Week pubs delves into how her team gets in front of all those style stories.

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Daily Beast Pillages Mediabistro for Staff - Posted July 16, 2009
FBNY reports: Well, the time has come: After three years here at, Rebecca L. Fox, Editorial Director, Strategy & Development, ... [FishbowlLA]