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Call for Pitches – February 2023
Feb01

Call for Pitches – February 2023

Thanks so much to everyone who has sent in pitches recently – we are continuing to review them as they come in! Since we put out our last call for pitches right before the holidays, we also thought it might be helpful to put it out here again in case folks missed it.  We’ve gotten a number of pitches for finished pieces. At this point, we’d like to refocus our call for pitches that are unfinished and to be developed in...

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Call for Pitches – December 2022
Dec19

Call for Pitches – December 2022

ABOUT MAKING CONTACT Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly documentary-style public affairs program heard on over a hundred radio stations in the United States and across the world. Making Contact tells stories that go beyond the breaking news to showcase voices and perspectives often excluded by corporate media. We focus on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events through a...

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Call for pitches: Call for pitches – Environmental Justice in Washington or California
Jul27

Call for pitches: Call for pitches – Environmental Justice in Washington or California

We are seeking pitches from freelancers on the specific topic of Environmental Justice in either California or Washington state. Please send ideas to pitches@radioproject.org and include links to 2-3 examples of your previous audio work. In the subject of the email write Pitch: Environmental Justice. Pay rate is $1200 for a 13:30 minute segment. More on rates and the types of stories we accept below. Please submit pitches by email...

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Welcome Producer Amy Gastelum!
Jul08

Welcome Producer Amy Gastelum!

We are so excited to welcome Amy Gastelum to our production team this month. Amy is a radio producer and reporter, public health nurse, audio storytelling instructor and mother. She’s lived and worked in Indianapolis, New York City and Providence. Gastelum earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Indiana University in 2008. She began her nursing career on the antenatal unit at the county hospital in Indianapolis and has...

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Pitch us your stories!
Feb08

Pitch us your stories!

Making Contact is once again accepting pitches on an ongoing basis! In 2020, the producers of Making Contact took a hiatus from accepting freelance pitches. That hiatus is over. Do you have a story pitch that: Links grassroots issues and human realities to national or international trends? Gives listeners a historical, political, or social context of major national and international events? Sheds light on social and economic...

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Calls for pitches: Puerto Rico & Energy, and Seawalls
Nov11

Calls for pitches: Puerto Rico & Energy, and Seawalls

PUERTO RICO AND ENERGY Making Contact is looking for a local freelancer living in Puerto Rico (also open to diasporic Puerto Ricans who want to produce a story!) who is proficient in radio for a piece about the power grid in Puerto Rico and the fight for community owned energy. We would love to talk about the purchase of the power grid by Luma Energy and what this means for local communities fighting for microgrids and other adaptable...

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Support Making Contact and Double Your Impact!
Nov10

Support Making Contact and Double Your Impact!

Whew! What an unbelievable year: global pandemic, uprisings for racial justice, climate emergency. Through it all we have worked hard to bring you the stories of communities committed to change. This year we explored the impact of COVID in prisons, of attacks on journalists in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, of community organizers leading the way in responding to climate change, of the voices of communities of color on election...

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A transition for Making Contact
Sep28

A transition for Making Contact

From the Board of Making Contact — Today we are writing to formally share the news that Making Contact’s Executive Director Sonya Green is stepping down from her position at the end of September. Since June 2020, Sonya has been an incredible leader during incredibly difficult times. She has forged new partnerships, exceeded our annual fundraising goals, and worked to strengthen and professionalize our internal operations....

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