How to pitch science stories to Insider Inc.
The science desk at Insider Inc. is accepting freelance pitches. It doesn’t have to be newsy — in fact, we prefer it isn’t!
Instead of covering the latest embargoed study or news announcement, we’re more excited about the unique stories and fresh angles that will fascinate our readers and make waves among the journalistic community.
Some great examples of this include:
- Our follow-up coverage of the Mississippi River drought. While many outlets just focused on the drought, we continued to monitor the situation, publishing this article months after the initial news.
- A reality check of what Butterfly Town, USA really looks like. Spoiler: It’s disappointing.
- When the world was talking about the “Chinese spy balloon,” we posed a different, equally relevant, question: What would announcing the discovery of alien life actually go like?
If you are interested, please pitch us at email@example.com.
In your pitch, include a headline that matches Insider’s conversational style and tone as well as a brief 100 to 200-word description of the article’s main takeaways and the sources you would plan to interview.
We look forward to hearing from you!