For the residents of Lakeshore, Ontario, the black fungus caking their homes was a problem, and they blamed the local distillery. For James Scott, the Sherlock Holmes of fungi, the identity of the unsightly mold was […]
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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.
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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
Natural Habitat: Cynthia Graber
A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
A Day in the Life of Dan Vergano
Meredith Wadman Probes the Aftermath of a Shooting
A Day in the Life of Erika Check Hayden
A Day in the Life of Heather Boerner
Oral Histories in Science Journalism: An Underrated Art
Lauren Gravitz Relates Nobel Laureate Steinman’s Poignant Story
Ask TON: Nailing Physical Descriptions
Holly Tucker Animates a Centuries-Old Science Story
Jennifer Kahn Asks: Can a Child Psychopath Be Saved?
Ask TON: Using Outlines and Storyboards
Video: David Quammen Interview
Sharpening Ideas: From Topic to Story
Single Best: Elizabeth Preston
Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories