This week about 200 science writers gathered in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin for a conference on Science Writing in the Age of Denial, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the National Association of […]
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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
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- 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?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
Single Best: Cristine Russell
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
Single Best: Maryn McKenna
Hillary Rosner Makes Readers Care about Saving an Unassuming Endangered Fish
Serendipity Story: Hillary Rosner
Ask TON: Getting Sources to Open Up
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
Writing Revealing Stories Based on Unreliable Sources
Making the Leap from News to Books: Critical Questions
George Johnson Chases Lightning
William Saletan Explores the Malleability of Memory
Track Changes: From Writer to Editor
Ask TON: How Many Interviews?
Four Editors Give Tips on Writing Headlines. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next.
Creating Characters on the Page