Since 2010, the site has welcomed more than 350,000 unique visitors. Despite the science writing community’s small size, we have about 10,000 unique visitors a month. And about 17,000 people have visited the site more than 50 times, a sign that the journalism community views TON as essential reading.
TON is a valuable resource to science writers all over the globe. People from almost every country in the world have visited TON—and of those, some two dozen countries (including numerous developing nations) have sent at least 1,000 visitors each.
Creating and publishing these resources costs money. We pay writers competitive rates for every interview, feature, and story annotation. We also pay for professional editing and copyediting, as well as covering administrative costs such as website hosting and domain registration, site maintenance, and nonprofit registration fees. When grant funding is scarce, TON’s co-founders pay these costs out of their own pockets.
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