Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 • Reno, NV

ONA Reno: Pitch, Please! Editors Explain the Art of Crafting a Perfect Pitch

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA Reno

ONA Nevada presents a panel of regional editors to help freelancers, budding reporters and public relations professionals to craft the perfect pitch. 

If you’re interested in getting more clips or breaking into the news scene this is your chance to not only pick up some helpful tips but make connections with the heavy hitters who can get you published. 

This event is free and part of the Online News Association along with the Reynolds School of Journalism.


Jeri Chadwell, Special Projects Editor at Reno News & Review

Mike Higdon, Reno Life, City Life Reporter at the RGJ Reno Gazette Journal

Kevin Mac, Magazine Editor at Sierra Nevada Media Group

Michelle Billman, News Director at Reno Public Radio

The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. Membership includes journalists, technologists, executives, academics and students who produce news for and support digital delivery systems. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

The Reynolds School’s slogan is “All Things Media,” reflecting our positioning as a program that emphasizes not only the present and future of the news industry, but also encompasses strategic communication fields — such as advertising, public relations and integrated marketing. At the undergraduate level we prepare students for “multi-platform storytelling,” whether in the service of news, information or brand communication. Our master’s program prepares graduate students to develop new media firms, products and practices. Our programs encourage an inclusive learning environment that supports students from all backgrounds and walks of life.

The Reynolds School is one of 110 U.S. journalism and mass communication programs that are fully accredited. Our 20 faculty members include endowed chairs in media technology, media entrepreneurship, business journalism and media ethics. We partner with the College of Engineering around digital media innovation, with the College of Business around entrepreneurship and with the School of Medicine around health communication. Extracurricular programs include The Nevada Media Alliance, a student-produced multimedia news service that collaborates with the Reno Gazette-Journal, KNPB public television and Reno Public Radio to cover the Nevada Legislature and state government, including content in Spanish. Our student teams in advertising and public relations have won national and regional competitions.

A panel of regional editors to help freelancers, budding reporters and public relations professionals to craft the perfect pitch.


Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
7 pm-8:30 pm



Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV