I’m always happy to speak over phone, Skype or in person about story tips, so mention in your email if you’d prefer to talk that way.
If you are commissioning work, please ensure that you have decided on a budget for your writing or speaking engagement before you email.
Please also be aware that due to the large number of these emails I receive, I am unfortunately not able to respond to messages asking for advice about journalism school, requesting contacts at publications, or asking I look over a draft and/or give advice on pitching.
The internet is rich with useful material on all of these topics and the time it would take to properly answer every such question would prevent me from getting my own work finished in a timely fashion. Thanks for understanding.