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Our free, public database of journalists, writers, editors, and other communicators who cover science is designed help people within our community expand their networks and find potential colleagues, collaborators, and more.

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Take Our Free Online Courses

Sharpen your skills in finding and pitching stories, spotting hype, covering studies, and more with one of our free Science Journalism Master Classes. Each course is delivered to your email inbox, starting as soon as you sign up.

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Find TON on Social

The social media landscape is shifting, and it’s hard to predict where the future lies. We’d love for you to connect with us on whatever social media platforms you use! Currently, if you’re looking for us on social media, here’s where you can find us:

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Into the Wild: Reporting on Human-Wildlife Interactions

Wildlife stories are among the most captivating in science journalism. But when humans and wildlife interact, coverage often misses key context. As climate change and globalization put humans and wildlife into ever more frequent contact, reporters must work to highlight the underlying causes of these interactions, tamp down unnecessary hype, and seek the input of local experts.

Where to Get Started at The Open Notebook

We’ve published more than 500 articles on the craft of science journalism, and we also offer courses and other training opportunities, Spanish translations, DEI resources, a huge database of successful pitch letters, tip sheets, and more. Here are some starting points for digging in.


Learning Opportunities


Master Classes

Sharpen your skills with our free online courses, delivered to your inbox starting as soon as you sign up.



Learn about our mentoring programs for early-career science journalists, local journalists, journalists from underrepresented communities, and international students.

Workshops &


Sign up for one of our upcoming workshops, host a private workshop or webinar for your team or event, or schedule a private consultation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

We’ve published dozens of articles and resource guides that center diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in science journalism. Browse this page to find articles on topics such as covering Indigenous communities, reporting and writing with trans-inclusion in mind, navigating bias in newsrooms, finding diverse sources, tracking source diversity, using alt-text to make stories more accessible, freelancing on a student visa, and much, much more.

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Check Out the Science Writers Database!

We’ve created a free, public database of journalists, writers, editors, and other communicators who cover science, health, environment, and technology. The purpose of this database is to help people within our community expand and diversify their networks and find potential freelancers, collaborators, editors to pitch, conference panelists, award judges, new colleagues, voices to follow on social media, and more. View or join the database today!

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Pitch Database


Find more than 250 successful story pitches to a wide range of publications—or share your pitches with us!

Getting Started in Science Journalism

Are you a newcomer to the field? This collection of articles focuses on what you need to know to get started.

On the Origin of Science Writers

 There’s no one “right” path into science journalism. Hear from dozens of science writers about how they got started.

Resources (Elsewhere) That We Like 

Find university degree programs, workshops and trainings, science writing news, membership organizations, awards, and more.

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The Craft of Science Writing

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