Pitch Us Your Story Idea

Pitch Us Your Story Idea

First things first, the goal of the “pitch” is not to tell us everything. It’s meant to state the nuts and bolts of what you think is a great idea. More important, the pitch should answer the “So what?” question. Why does what you’re about tell us matter, really?

Here’s the basic rubric when pitching to us:

This story idea relates to:

Area (which department, center or program) or Dean’s Office priority or strategic initiative

This idea involves:

Student, faculty member; alumna/us; donor; board member; community member, or another individual or audience

Promotion of this idea would be best:

On the School of Humanities or a department, center or program website, as a Rice News story; as information shared by Development and Alumni Relations, the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; in an email from the Humanities Dean’s Office, on School of Humanities’ social media channels; on the digital displays in the Humanities Building

Noteworthy because:

This person(s) and her/his/their work is noteworthy because...

This idea should be developed:

Now — in the next three months; 3-6 months from now; or 6 or more months from now, when there’s something happening or to announce, e.g., an event, book published; exhibit opening; new appointment or achievement

This idea would lend itself well to:

A story in article form; a story in video form; photography; or something else entirely

This idea would be ideal to share with:

Public Affairs; Development and Alumni Relations; Undergraduate Admissions; Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; the Houston media; national higher education media; or another group.

If you have an idea for a story or video, please complete and submit the pitch form >