Archive for June, 2012

A heartfelt thanks to NASW, and many others

The Open Notebook started out as a little side project for us, back in the summer of 2010 — a way for us to sharpen our own skills by studying how the writers we admire get the job done. “Hey,” we thought, “let’s interview a few writers, learn the stories behind their stories, and — […]

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Natural Habitat: Cynthia Graber

In our “Natural Habitat” series, we invite science writers to share their working spaces — offices, spare bedrooms, coffee shops, hammocks — and the accoutrements that help them do their best work. (If you’d like to nominate your office to be featured at Natural Habitat, let us know.) Today, we visit the Somerville, Massachusetts home office […]

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Greg Miller examines mental health care in Indonesia

For many people in the developing world who are mentally ill, psychiatric care is little more than a prison sentence. In one corner of Indonesia, that’s beginning to change, thanks in part to the 2004 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, providing a final impetus to develop a mental health system that had long […]

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Ask TON: Organizing notes

Welcome back for another installment of Ask TON. (Click here to see previous installments.) Today’s question: I have a confession. I don’t really know how to take good research notes. When I’m reporting feature stories, I end up with a stack of research papers and other materials. I read through the papers, highlighting things and maybe writing little […]

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