TON visits Christie Aschwanden, award-winning writer and editor for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, O: the Oprah Magazine, Slate, and many other publications. A former professional skier, Christie lives in western Colorado.
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The TON Pitch Database
To tell a compelling story to readers, you first need to sell it to an editor. TON has compiled dozens of successful feature pitches to a wide range of publications.
If you have a successful pitch you’d like to submit for the TON pitch database (and if the resulting story has been published), please contact us.
- 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
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- 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?
- 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
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part I
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
A Day in the Life of Maggie Koerth-Baker
Christie Wilcox Gets a Taste of the Atlantic Lionfish Invasion
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
Ask TON: Nailing Physical Descriptions
Michelle Nijhuis Tracks Hopeful Signs Amid a Bat Plague
On the Scene: Reporting from the Field
Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
Writing for Women’s Magazines
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
Deborah Blum Traces a Poisonous History
Natural Habitat: Robin Marantz Henig
Roberta Kwok Tracks an Asteroid as It Hurtles toward Earth
A Day in the Life of Erika Check Hayden