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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
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- TON Collaborates with Knight Science Journalism at MIT
Ask TON: Nailing Physical Descriptions
Natural Habitat: Priya Shetty
Natural Habitat: Andrew Curry
Douglas Fox Recounts an Antarctic Adventure
A Day in the Life of Heather Boerner
Ask TON: Organizing Notes
Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
Ask TON: Meeting Coverage
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
Brendan Borrell Jets to Bolivia for a Hot Story on Chili Peppers
Ask TON: Planning Reporting
David Dobbs Deconstructs “My Mother’s Lover”
Ask TON: Getting Sources to Open Up
Ed Yong Profiles a Scientific Dynasty
Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part I