In 2010, Slate national correspondent William Saletan wrote an eight-part series about experimental psychologist Elizabeth Loftus and her work on false memories. He began the series by inviting readers to take part in an interactive […]
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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.
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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
On the Scene: Reporting from the Field
Ask TON: Nailing Physical Descriptions
Ask TON: From Idea to Story
Ask TON: Using Outlines and Storyboards
Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
The Art of the Essay
Ask TON: Conducting and Condensing Q&A Interviews
Weaving a Seamless Tale from Threads of Narrative and Exposition
Serendipity Story: Cynthia Graber
Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?
Butterfly On A Bullet
William Saletan Explores the Malleability of Memory
Ask TON: How Soon to Repitch an Editor?
Ask TON: Dumb Questions
A Day in the Life of Erika Check Hayden