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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The Open Notebook is excited to introduce the latest recipients of our fellowship for early-career science journalists, made possible by a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. We received more than 50 applications for next year’s two fellowships, […]
We are thrilled to introduce the latest recipient of our fellowship for early-career science journalists, made possible by a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Our last call for fellowship applications, just last fall, drew such a […]