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
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- 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
- Oral Histories in Science Journalism: An Underrated Art
- 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 II
- A Day in the Life of Ben Lillie
Single Best: Deborah Blum
Single Best: Maryn McKenna
Making the Most of Lab Visits
Tina Saey Couldn’t Sleep, and She Wanted to Know Why
Happy Birthday to Us! And … Introducing “Ask TON”
Natural Habitat: Mary Caperton Morton
Deborah Blum Traces a Poisonous History
Adam Rogers Shadows a Fungus Detective
Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
The XX Question
Amy Harmon Follows a Young Autistic Man into the World
The Art of the Essay
A Day in the Life of Charles Seife
#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?
On the Scene: Reporting from the Field
Surviving the Grind of Fact-Checking