The Pitch June 23rd, 2009

The Pitch: June 23rd, 2009 is here! Check out the details below, or sign up to attend on Upcoming!

The Pitch is a local Eat Sleep Publish event where anyone interested in the future of publishing is welcome to come and share their thoughts.

When: June 23rd, 2009, from 7:30-9:30pm.

Where: Lucid in the U-District – Seattle, WA. ( Google Knows )

The Pitch: Is photojournalism necessary?

What else? There’s a $200 bar tab for participants in The Pitch, so get there early and drink often.

The Official Guest List is on The venue fills up at 30 people, so be sure to put your name down before the space runs out.

Who’s Speaking?

The Pitch functions mostly as a round table discussion, which means it’s not a very speaker-focused event. That said, each event is jump-started by a few knowledgeable people giving their five-minute take on the subject.

These are the people who we know we’ll be hearing from so far – more names to come (Bios will expand as the list fills in):

Dan Lamont – Photojournalist.

Josh Trujillo, a photojournalist from

Dylan Wilbanks – from Seattle Metblogs.

Who else is already on-board?

So far, you can expect to see the following fine folks at The Pitch this coming September. The complete, official guest list is self-serve over on Upcoming, but I’m going to try to keep this list as up to date as I can:

  • Mónica Guzmán (The Big Blog)
  • Teresa Valdez Klein (TeresaCentric)
  • Jason Preston (Eat Sleep Publish)
  • Seth Long (PNW Local News)

Wanna hang with these cool peeps? Get on the guest list.

How does this event work?

The Pitch is essentially a round table. Each event has a guiding question (or pitch) that the group is trying to dissect, analyze, and understand.

After the short presentations, the floor is open to everyone (I will be moderating). There is one microphone that will be passed around the group, and the entire event is made into an audio recording that will be sent to the attendees.

I encourage participants to be uploading photos, tweeting, or blogging their thoughts during, before, after, inside, on, around, adjacent from, or perpendicular to the event. Hopefully, we can collectively take some baby steps in understanding what publishing and journalism are becoming.

What are you waiting for? Put your name on the list.

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