Saturday and Sunday
March 16 & 17, Time TBD

$350 ($280 for Paragraph and Study Hall members)

Paragraph Union Square

Ian Frisch

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Two-Day Feature Pitching Workshop

Establishing leverage, landing the long feature, and making the big bucks.

In this course, we will dig into not only how to discover big ideas, but how to translate them into an enticing pitch, grab an editor’s attention, and secure placement in some of media's most heralded magazine titles. We will also discuss how a big idea needs to be executed, so the final product is captivating, and so more assignments can come down the pipeline. This course is for writers of all ages and experience levels, whether you are just starting out and need tips on how to navigate the world of freelance journalism, or are a seasoned reporter hoping to step up your game. Ian will personally review/critique one story idea from each member in the class and give detailed feedback; from there, you will know exactly what you have to do to successfully pitch the story to an editor. 

Ian Frisch has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Playboy, Longreads, Wired, and Vice. He was shortlisted for the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Explanatory Award, and his first book, MAGIC IS DEAD: My Journey Into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians, will be published by Dey Street Books on February 26, 2019. Ian also makes occasional appearances on Bloomberg Television. He lives in Brooklyn.

Ian’s workshop is co-presented with Study Hall, an organization for freelance journalists.