The Master of Arts in Journalism degree at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is an intensive, three-semester program designed to prepare gifted graduate students for a wide variety of careers in the field of journalism.Learn More →
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The Hustle: Freelancing in Radio…and Other Media, Too
It takes more than good sources and writing chops to make it as a freelancer in radio. To pay the bills without a boss, you need strategy, time management skills, smart pitches, good contacts…and an eye for opportunity.
Two successful freelancers will explain how they mix and match media, topics, and beats to deliver the goods. You’ll also hear from editors about what they look for in a story and the storyteller. Julie Snyder of “This American Life” and David Krasnow of “Studio 360″ will take live pitches from graduate students at the CUNY J-School and give their raw, unedited feedback.
Bring your questions, we’ll provide great radio conversation, banh mi, and beer.
Free for CUNY J-School students and alumni; please RSVP to Lili Grossman, firstname.lastname@example.org
$5 for everyone else: Register in advance here or RSVP to email@example.com if paying at the door.
Space is limited, so sign up early.
Alex Goldmark (moderator) has served several roles at WNYC – New York Public Radio, including senior Producer, reporter, and editor. Before that, he was an executive producer of two shows at Air America Radio. He has reported locally and internationally on business, social enterprise, arts, technology, justice, and media for over a dozen radio programs, including NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “On The Media,” and APM’s “Marketplace.” He writes for such publications as Fast Company and GOOD magazine.
David Krasnow is the senior editor of “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,” public radio’s weekly national program on the arts and pop culture. As an editor and writer, he has worked in various media covering music, art, design, land use, history, science, and health care. Formerly the reviews editor of Artforum, he has contributed to the Village Voice, Jazz Times, Metropolis, The New York Observer, and The Wire, and remains a contributing editor for Bomb. He teaches radio writing to print journalists at Mediabistro and has appeared as a panelist at the Third Coast International Audio Festival and the Public Radio Program Directors conference. He began filing for “Studio 360″ with a profile of experimental musician Pauline Oliveros and joined the staff in 2003. For the program’s American Icons series, he produced features on Andy Warhol’s soup cans, the folk ballad “John Henry,” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Star-Spangled Banner.” He was first on air at age 17 on his college station, WESU.
Monica Miller works as a freelance reporter covering current events, politics, and breaking news for various news organizations across New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Her work has been heard on CBS Radio, NPR, WHYY, WBGO, WABC, and WOR. She has also worked as a reporter for the largest 24-hour television news network in the region, News 12 New Jersey, and written for the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Times of Trenton. In 2003, Monica produced the two-part series, “Jazz Under the Nazi Regime” which won her regional awards for Best Radio News Series. Monica was also honored by the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center and the Muslim and Arab Communities of New Jersey for her work covering the Islamic community after the 9/11 attacks.
Julie Snyder is the senior producer at Public Radio International and WBEZ’s “This American Life.” That means she’s in charge of finding material for the program. Hundreds of people wrote to the show after hearing her story about battling the phone company in episode 253. Before joining “This American Life,” she was a reporter for WGN radio in Chicago, and was news director at KZSC, Santa Cruz’s public radio station.