How to Book Guests on NPR’s “All Things Considered” with Carol Klinger
Associate editor for NPR’s All Things Considered, Carol Klinger shares how she chooses guests for the show.
Carol Klinger is the associate editor and a booker for NPR’s “All Things Considered”; the first worldwide news broadcast on NPR that combines news, analysis, commentary, interviews and special features. She has been booking the show for close to fifteen years.
3:14 – Klinger describes a typical day of booking
4:00 – Klinger on how she receives pitches
6:00 – Klinger on the pitches she is tired of getting
7:05 – Klinger on what makes a winning pitch
8:30 – Klinger on blind pitches
10:30 – Klinger on the growth of feature generated podcast stories on NPR
11:40 – Klinger on web coverage
12:00 – Klinger on how blogs have affected her job
13:07 – Klinger on future hot news trends of interest to NPR
14:58 – Klinger on the politics of news
16:40 – Klinger gives pre-interview tips
17:50 – End
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