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
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
Florence Williams Takes the Measure of Modern Breasts
Dan Ferber Relates One Couple’s Struggle against the Farm Next Door
Tackling the Physical Sciences
Adam Rutherford Eulogizes the Space Shuttle
Erica Klarreich Profiles an Award-Winning Mathematician
A Day in the Life of Dan Vergano
Writing for Women’s Magazines
David Grimm Covers Nuclear Fallout, Horse Brains, Mummified Remains, and Wine—All in One Story
Single Best: Charles Choi
A Day in the Life of John Timmer
George Johnson Chases Lightning
Cynthia Graber Profiles a Modern-Day Dr. Frankenstein
Ask TON: How Much Editing to Expect?
Ask TON: Saving String
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
Ask TON: Using Quotes