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Erik Malinowski—the challenges and joys of writing a first book Jason Fagone
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Erik Malinowski—the challenges and joys of writing a first book

A features reporter in the Bay Area, Erik Malinowski has just published his first book, BETABALL: How Silicon Valley...

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Karen K. Ho—reporting on the murder trial of a high-school classmate Jason Fagone
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Karen K. Ho—reporting on the murder trial of a high-school classmate

Raised in Toronto and trained as a business reporter, Karen K. Ho took a chance two years ago when she decided to...

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Malcolm Burnley and the Lost Malcolm X Tape Jason Fagone
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Malcolm Burnley and the Lost Malcolm X Tape

Malcolm Burnley was a college student doing a class assignment when he stumbled across a true historical find: A lost...

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Jake Blumgart explains how Frank Rizzo is the original Trump Jason Fagone
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Jake Blumgart explains how Frank Rizzo is the original Trump

Frank Rizzo was the larger-the-life mayor of Philadelphia from 1972 to 1980, a former cop who did not like...

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Marin Cogan—standing your ground & developing range Jason Fagone
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Marin Cogan—standing your ground & developing range

How do you handle yourself as a reporter in a world where reporters are pretty widely hated and mistrusted? And how...

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How to write a nonfiction book proposal Jason Fagone
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How to write a nonfiction book proposal

Mastering the book proposal: Jason has sold three nonfiction book proposals to major publishers, and in this episode...

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Stephen Rodrick—A Writing Life is Better than a Regular Life Jason Fagone
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Stephen Rodrick—A Writing Life is Better than a Regular Life

Stephen Rodrick is an author and veteran journalist who has written for every prestigious magazine (The New Yorker,...

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Story-Pitching Secrets from Top Editors Jason Fagone
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Story-Pitching Secrets from Top Editors

How do you write a freelance story pitch that will grab the attention of an editor? In this episode Jason talks about...

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Elon Green—Angels descend to the business side + how to pitch Jason Fagone
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Elon Green—Angels descend to the business side + how to pitch

This week Jason talks to Elon Green, a freelancer in Long Island who has dug up remarkable stories at the New York...

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Jen A. Miller—the Where's My Money Bat Jason Fagone
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Jen A. Miller—the Where's My Money Bat

Freelancers with 6-figure incomes, word rates, and the wisdom of Goodfellas: On the opening episode of Kill Fee,...

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