Dragons' Den: Pitching to the Editors

Following on from the successful session in 2012, early career science journalists tested out their pitching skills live to a panel of editors (Dragons) in front of the audience. The session is intended to tease out the keys to successful pitching and those who take part may well end up finding their story commissioned. Entry to the Dragon's Den is by online application judged by the Dragon's. NB: those selected to pitch get free entry to the UKCSJ.


Kate Szell pitched her idea at the Dragon's Den session in 2014 and went on to have her idea commissioned and published by Research Fortnight.  Read her article on p21 of the 9th July 2014 edition of Research Fortnight


Timandra Harkness, broadcaster, writer and comedian


Helen Pearson, Nature

Ehsan Masood, Research Fortnight

Hannah Devlin, Science Editor, The Times

This session is supported by Research Fortnight

Session Video

Session Audio

Download the recording here.

Session Review

Elizabeth Coker reviews the pitches here.