In medicine, the phrase “the placebo effect” is often prefaced by the word “just”—as though the word “placebo” were a synonym for a psychological trick or a fraud, nothing more than an annoying complication for […]
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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
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
Making the Most of Lab Visits
Ask TON: Conducting and Condensing Q&A Interviews
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
Ask TON: How Many Interviews?
Ask TON: Planning Reporting
Ask TON: How Much Editing to Expect?
A Day in the Life of Emily Anthes
Jennifer Kahn Asks: Can a Child Psychopath Be Saved?
David Wolman Explores Italian Earthquake’s Legal Aftershocks
TON Collaborates with Knight Science Journalism at MIT
Ask TON: Dumb Questions
Ask TON: Meeting Coverage
Erica Klarreich Profiles an Award-Winning Mathematician
Roberta Kwok Tracks an Asteroid as It Hurtles toward Earth
A Day in the Life of John Timmer