People talk about “saving string” for feature ideas, but where do they look for the string? Should I read a lot of scientific journals, or go visit random scientists in their labs, or what?
Archive for January, 2012
David Tuller has never shied away from controversial stories. Writing for The New York Times for the last dozen years, he has covered a wide range of topics, including infectious diseases, gay men’s health, his […]
When Slate senior editor Daniel Engber took a month off from his usual duties to research a multi-part series on laboratory mice, he had a thesis—that although the ubiquity of mice as model organisms has […]
In this round-table discussion, seven editors share horror stories, pet peeves, and practical advice for pitching stories. Think of The Open Notebook’s Pitch Database as a lesson in how to make editors say “yes.” Here, dear writers, is how to inadvertently make us say “no.”