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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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- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
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- 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
- What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part II
- A Day in the Life of Ben Lillie
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- David Tuller Untangles the Research History of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
Single Best: Dan Ferber
Single Best: Paul Raeburn
Writing Revealing Stories Based on Unreliable Sources
Ask TON: Clearing Writer’s Block
Ask TON: When Is Outsourcing Unethical?
Single Best: Elizabeth Preston
Douglas Fox Recounts an Antarctic Adventure
Amanda R. Martinez Explores Island Conservation’s Ethical Quandries
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Ask TON: Embedded with Scientists
Deborah Blum: From Book to Documentary Film
Covering the Environment Beat
Erica Klarreich Profiles an Award-Winning Mathematician
Single Best: Deborah Blum
A Day in the Life of Erika Check Hayden