ESPN’s Tim Rasmussen on the Story Pitches that Land Assignments

March 3, 2015

By Sarah Stacke

© ESPN/Photo by Gerry Melendez

Gerry Melendez photographed and wrote a story on the Community AllStar Baseball League. “I’m not asking people to pitch themselves as writers, I’m asking them to do their jobs as photojournalists,” Rasmussen told photographers at the NPPA Northern Short Course.

During his presentation at the 2016 NPPA Northern Short Course in Iselin, New Jersey, Tim Rasmussen, ESPN’s Director of Photography Digital, described the types of stories he’s looking for and how photographers get his attention with a pitch. “Getting to a photo editor has a lot to do with having something they need, and for me it’s great stories,” Rasmussen...

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