Freelancer Hillary Rosner traveled to a Colorado River reservoir to meet scientists bent on rescuing an unassuming fish, the razorback sucker. The resulting story, which won the 2010 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in the […]
Archive for February, 2011
If ever you feel alone in the universe, perhaps you can take comfort in the knowledge that in fact, you are never without the company of the thousands of microbial species residing in your body’s […]
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The TON Pitch Database
To tell a compelling story to readers, you first need to sell it to an editor. TON has compiled dozens of successful feature pitches to a wide range of publications.
If you have a successful pitch you’d like to submit for the TON pitch database (and if the resulting story has been published), please contact us.
- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
A Day in the Life of John Timmer
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part II
Ask TON: How to Fact-Check
Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Ask TON: How Much Editing to Expect?
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
A Day in the Life of Elizabeth Svoboda
The Big Leap: From Article to Book
Ask TON: How Many Interviews?
A Day in the Life of Kate Travis
Jennifer Kahn Asks: Can a Child Psychopath Be Saved?
Erik Vance Scrutinizes a Battle over Dolphin Rights
Lauren Gravitz Relates Nobel Laureate Steinman’s Poignant Story
Seeking to Awe: An “Oops!” Story
#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?