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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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee Weaves a Tale of Scientific Rivalry and Nobel Celebration
Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
Brian Vastag Profiles a Dinosaur Tracker
A Day in the Life of Heather Boerner
A Day in the Life of Tim De Chant
Ask TON: Embedded with Scientists
A Day in the Life of David Quammen
Covering the Environment Beat
Ask TON: Anonymous Sources
Amy Harmon Follows a Young Autistic Man into the World
Naming the Dog: The Art of Narrative Structure
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part II
Single Best: Dan Ferber
Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
Writing for Women’s Magazines
A Day in the Life of Hannah Hoag