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
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Call for Fellowship Applications
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
Ask TON: How Many Interviews?
The First Critic Is You: Editing Your Own Work
A Day in the Life of Kate Travis
Natural Habitat: Mark Schrope
Ask TON: Using Outlines and Storyboards
A Day in the Life of Jennifer Ouellette
A Day in the Life of Philip Yam
Ask TON: How Much Editing to Expect?
Ask TON: Are Edits Suggestions or Demands?
A Day in the Life of Tim De Chant
Nailing the Nut Graf
Ask TON: How to Fact-Check
Erik Vance Scrutinizes a Battle over Dolphin Rights
Surviving the Grind of Fact-Checking
Brian Vastag Profiles a Dinosaur Tracker
Jon Mooallem on a Plan to Bring Hippopotamus Ranching to America