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Pitches That Worked: Newsday

A laser-sharp query leads its writer to more than 70 Newsday bylines

By Rebecca L. Fox - September 25, 2006

Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. If you've got a pitch you'd like to see featured here, email Rebecca AT mediabistro DOT com.

In our second installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how freelancer Alan Krawitz's laser-sharp pitch led to a string of 70+ Newsday assignments over five years, even though the story he proposed in the original query shown here had already been assigned!

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