The TON Pitching-Habits Survey probed gender differences in science journalists’ pitching habits and how such differences may pertain to gender disparities in the field. We found that men and women in many ways pitch similarly—but when men push back against a rejection, they’re more likely than women to do so by proposing an alternative angle. Our data also suggest that such persistance may yield different results for men and women.
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What is a normal amount of time to spend on preparing pitches for magazine feature stories? Some people say they spend as little as an hour, and others conduct multiple interviews before pitching. What’s usually the best approach, practically speaking?
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. […]
Modern journalism was built on teams of photographers and writers heading off together to report stories back to the reader in pictures and prose. We asked a roundtable of writers, editors and photographers to discuss […]
I’m a new science writer and I have very few published clips. What types of stories, and what types of venues (or specific ones) are best for someone like me to pitch to? And what are some good strategies for finding ideas that won’t be pitched by a ton of other writers?