Kill Fee

A podcast about writing and editing, with a focus on the practical side of creative relationships and making a living in media. Author and journalist Jason Fagone talks with reporters, editors, fiction writers, fact-checkers, news curators, and producers, sharing tips and advice on how to navigate the industry, do good work, and get paid.
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Sep 21, 2016

Stephen Rodrick is an author and veteran journalist who has written for every prestigious magazine (The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, New York, Esquire, GQ) and met every celebrity twice (Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Walken, James Corden, J.J. Watt, Andre Braugher). From a Hampton Inn room in an undisclosed location, Rodrick tells stories about his amazing life in journalism -- the moments of despair and also the moments that keep him inspired.

Sep 6, 2016

How do you write a freelance story pitch that will grab the attention of an editor? In this episode Jason talks about pitching do's and don'ts with five leading editors: Dan Kois; culture editor at Slate; Cristina Daglas, deputy MLB editor at; Bill Wasik, deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine; Reyhan Harmanci, editor-in-chief of Atlas Obscura; and Theodore Ross, features director at The New Republic.