The great thing about a pitch slam is that everyone benefits from courageous writers who conquer their nerves enough to pitch an idea, at a microphone, in front of a room full of their peers […]
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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.
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- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
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- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
Richard Todd on Good Prose
Tackling the Physical Sciences
Ask TON: When Is Outsourcing Unethical?
Susan Dominus Delves into the Lives and Minds of a Remarkable Pair of Conjoined Twins
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee Weaves a Tale of Scientific Rivalry and Nobel Celebration
Single Best: Seth Mnookin
Ask TON: How Many Stories at Once?
Meredith Wadman Probes the Aftermath of a Shooting
A Day in the Life of Dan Vergano
Douglas Fox Recounts an Antarctic Adventure
Michelle Nijhuis’s Nat Geo Adventure Began with a Word
Track Changes: From Writer to Editor
Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Dispatches from Fact-Checking
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
TON Collaborates with Knight Science Journalism at MIT