WHYY’s The Pulse seeks pitches on The New War on Drugs, deadline Feb 8

Pitch The Pulse! Details below – deadline Feb 8.

WHYY’s “The Pulse” is actively seeking pitches from reporters and producers for an upcoming show dedicated to understanding what’s become of the “War on Drugs.” With a nationwide opioid crisis raging, our jails full, and our understanding of the addicted brain perpetually changing, it’s hard to not think our society is losing the long-fought battle against one of the trickiest public health threats we’ve ever faced—addiction. But many folks think that by incorporating science and the language of disease into the battle, we could be at a turning point. We’re interested in stories about how people and organizations are tackling the conundrum of addiction and waging a new kind of war against drug addiction.

We pay approximately $100 per produced minute, though that rate can vary depending on your reporting plan. Please send pitches by Monday, February 8th to pulsepitch@whyy.org.

“The Pulse” is a weekly, hour-long show about health, science, and innovation produced by Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY. Learn more about our show on AIR’s Pitch Page.

Looking forward to working with you!

Joel Patterson
Managing Editor

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