How to Book Guests on NPR’s “All Things Considered” with Carol Klinger

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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.

Show Notes:

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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