Yesterday I learned that there are only about 25 spots left for the Science Writing in the Age of Denial conference (@sciencedenial) to be held in Madison, Wisconsin on April 23–24—get one while you still […]
Archive for March, 2012
I’d like to do more international travel as part of my work. I don’t really know how to begin finding stories in foreign countries, either in advance of travel or while I’m there. What are the best ways to do this?
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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- 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
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
Serendipity Stories: A New TON Series
A Day in the Life of Maggie Koerth-Baker
A Day in the Life of Nidhi Subbaraman
Lauren Gravitz Relates Nobel Laureate Steinman’s Poignant Story
Video: David Quammen Interview
Florence Williams Takes the Measure of Modern Breasts
Ask TON: Nailing Physical Descriptions
Ask TON: Conducting and Condensing Q&A Interviews
Is Anyone Out There? Sourcing News Stories
Happy Birthday to Us! And … Introducing “Ask TON”
The First Critic Is You: Editing Your Own Work
Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
Natural Habitat: Priya Shetty
Like Being There: How Science Writers Use Sensory Detail