Have a story idea? Great. Go the Trello board and fill out this pitch form. But first read these details!
Students, you’re encouraged to pitch stories
before your shift on Trello in the Story
Ideas Board (each day has its own list
on that board). If you’re assigned to USC
community and have an 8 a.m. shift,
you’re required to make a pitch.
Use the sample pitch card and answer
the questions on the card. Spend some
time thinking about how to answer the
What’s my story’s driving question?
Why is this relevant to our audience?
What elements will I gather?
How will I ensure this story is fair to
the people it covers?
What research have you done and
who have you talked to?
If you have any 8 a.m. shift, you’ll meet at
8:30 with the leaders of your team: section
editors, producers, and/or fellows.
You’ll work with the team leaders to be
assigned to a story and produce it over
the course of your shift.
Some teams will have separate meetings
throughout the week, which your team
leader will talk to you about.