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
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
Writing for Women’s Magazines
Ask TON: How to Build Narrative in Explanatory Stories
TON Collaborates with Knight Science Journalism at MIT
The XX Question
Ed Yong Profiles a Scientific Dynasty
Diversity in Science Writing: A Survey
Serendipity Story: A Pitch in Sheep’s Clothing
On the Scene: Reporting from the Field
Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
Daniel Engber Dissects the Ubiquitous Laboratory Mouse
Naming the Dog: The Art of Narrative Structure
Beyond the Press-Release Rat Race: Fresh Ways to Cover Science News
A Day in the Life of Carl Zimmer
Erica Klarreich Profiles an Award-Winning Mathematician
#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?
Single Best: Seth Mnookin