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It's Your Tyee Podcast #2

Highlights from Tyee's pitching panel and high school climate doom. Cast on!

Tyee Staff 28 Apr

Justin Ritchie covers energy, ecology and human behavior on The Extraenvironmentalist, which airs each Wednesday afternoon on CiTR 101.9 FM and in podcast form online. He works at UBC as the sustainability coordinator for the Alma Mater Society, where he'll soon be finishing his MASc in Materials Engineering.

Robyn Smith reports and edits for The Tyee.

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Whoa, The Tyee Chumbucket podcast is back!

You didn't love the name the first time around, but we think there's something to be said for consistency. It may be a rancid bait pail, but it's also a necessary accessory for fishermen and women. So, at least for now, the Chumbucket name is (cautiously) here to stay. Sorry, webmaster Geoff!

This edition of the podcast presents highlights from The Tyee's latest Freelance Survival panel on "The Pitch," held last Thursday in downtown Vancouver. As a freelance journalist or writer, getting a well-researched, punchy pitch in front of a busy editor is the most important part of selling your story.

The esteemed panel included BC Business Magazine executive editor David Jordan, Vancouver Magazine editor-in-chief Gary Stephen Ross, and British Columbia Magazine editor-in-chief Jane Nahirny, as well as smart freelance journo Erin Millar who shared her secrets of success. It was an evening of frank, honest conversation and we've highlighted the top four points that emerged.

We also speak to Mike Richardson, a Grade 10 teacher at West Vancouver Secondary who's helping his students create pictures of their climate changed future. The class is using similar tools that UBC professor Stephen Sheppard and his team employs to create his somewhat scary climate visualizations -- Delta, B.C. under water and disappearing snow pack in North Vancouver -- at the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, a story Justin Ritchie covers in-depth on The Tyee today.

Finally, you're a Tyee Builder, she's a Tyee Builder, everyone's a Tyee Builder! If there's any chance at all you missed the launch of The Tyee's Builder Program (perhaps you only get your news in audio? Old school!), we chat briefly about it here.

Til next time, Tyeesters, and happy listening.  [Tyee]

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