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Meet the Newest TON/Burroughs Wellcome Fund Fellows

We are delighted to announce the latest recipients of our second round of fellowships for early-career science journalists, made possible by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. In a large pool of outstanding applicants, Geoffrey Giller’s and Julia Rosen’s story ideas and ongoing efforts to expand their science journalism skills and knowledge stood out. TON readers […]

Call for Fellowship Applications

We are now accepting applications for The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship for early-career science writers. (See here for stories written by our previous two fellows.) The Fellowship The next four-month TON/BWF fellowship will begin on November 15, 2014 and end on March 15, 2015. A second fellowship will begin on March 15 and end on […]

(A Slightly Early) Happy 4th Birthday to TON—And Good News

When we launched The Open Notebook in October 2010, our goal was modest: to conduct a series of intermittent interviews with writers whose work we admired. It wasn’t long before we started hankering to do more, but TON was a side project for both of us—we only had so much time to give to this labor of love. […]

#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?

We science writers are so lucky to have a site like The Open Notebook working overtime to make us the best science writers we can be. Yes, it’s extremely important to carefully nurture our craft, so that we can use those skills … in some other line of work. Any other line of work. I […]

Writing Magic: The Mechanic and the Muse

If you haven’t had the pleasure of taking a writing or editing course from Jacqui Banaszynski, you’re missing out. Banaszynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and editor who teaches at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and at the Poynter Institute (which offers a deep and wide selection of courses, both in-person and remote, for mid-career […]

A New Year and Farewell

After a year of serving as TON‘s managing editor, Christie Aschwanden is stepping down to make time for other projects. During her year as managing editor, Christie instituted a weekly publishing schedule and commissioned and edited pieces about topics such as how to write essays, turn articles into books, write short and figure out if you’re a writer or an editor. […]

Introducing the TON/BWF Fellows

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our newly established fellowship for early-career science journalists, sponsored by a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. We received many excellent applications and would have been very pleased to accept any one of the applicants. Tina Casagrand, who will begin her fellowship in January, and Tien Nguyen, […]

Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

We are now accepting applications for The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship for early-career science writers. The Fellowship The four-month TON/BWF fellowship begins January 13, 2014. During the fellowship period, fellows will produce about 4 interviews or features and a modest amount of other, less time-intensive content for The Open Notebook under the guidance of […]

How to Prepare for the ScienceWriters2013 Power Pitch

The “power pitch” session at ScienceWriters2013 will give writers a chance to connect face-to-face with editors from 11 different publishers and publications. The session will be held Saturday morning from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Century ballroom A. But you will have to sign up beforehand. For information on how to sign up, go […]

The XX Question

Last spring, a series of informal conversations on the status of women in science writing led to a decision that the timing was right for a more structured, in person conversation on the subject. The result was a session pitched to and approved by the National Association of Science Writers for this year’s annual meeting. Titled “The […]

Announcing the TON Fellowship

We’re thrilled to announce a new opportunity at The Open Notebook: Thanks to a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, TON will soon offer fellowships for beginning-level science journalists (graduate students in science or science journalism or science journalists with less than two years’ professional experience). The BWF grant provides funding for two fellowships, which will […]

Serendipity Story: Hillary Rosner

Sometimes serendipity comes from happening to know someone else with excellent story judgement. In the case of this New York Times story, I take no credit for the idea. It came as an email from an ecologist I’d recently written about. The note began, “I’m sure you get story ideas emailed to you on a daily […]

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