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
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- The Science Byline Counting Project: Where Are the Women—and Where Are They Not?
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Nailing the Nut Graf
Michelle Nijhuis Tracks Hopeful Signs Amid a Bat Plague
Making the Most of a Writers’ Association Membership
Dan Ferber Relates One Couple’s Struggle against the Farm Next Door
Ask TON: Mastering News Turnaround
Maryn McKenna Describes Life as “Scary-Disease Girl”
Single Best: Robin Lloyd
Video: David Quammen Interview
Ask TON: Finding International Stories
Image Is (Almost) Everything: How to Find Great Story Art
Brian Vastag Profiles a Dinosaur Tracker
Ask TON: Planning Reporting
Good Endings: How to Write a Kicker Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
Liza Gross Digs into California’s Pesticide Data
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
Natural Habitat: Erik Vance
Talking for Radio
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