[Email from an overconfident white dude]

I have next-to-no experience as a journalist, but won't let that stop me from becoming one. I've tapped into two national stories that, so far, seem to be receiving only local coverage. I see them both on [MAJOR NATIONAL OUTLET]. Is there any way for a newbie like me to pitch at that level?


[I didn't reply to this email. Just putting it here because of the stark tonal contrast with every single email I've ever received from a young woman. If you're struggling with imposter syndrome, please remember that this guy isn't, and channel some of his chutzpah.]