For his first major feature, freelancer Brendan Borrell crisscrossed Bolivia for 2 ½ weeks in an old truck with notebook, recorder, and camera, waiting out roadblocks, going a long time between meals, and of course […]
Archive for November, 2010
For a special issue of Science News, staff writer Tina Saey explored research on why we sleep—and what happens when we can’t. Here, Saey, who wrote the package along with staff writers Laura Sanders and […]
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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
Ask TON: Finding International Stories
Natural Habitat: Cassandra Willyard
A Day in the Life of Nidhi Subbaraman
A Day in the Life of Emily Anthes
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part I
Ask TON: Using Quotes
Ask TON: How to Fact-Check
A Day in the Life of Maggie Koerth-Baker
Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
Single Best: Paul Raeburn
Excerpt: The Science Writers’ Handbook
A Day in the Life of Elizabeth Svoboda
Ask TON: From Idea to Story
Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools