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.
- Art, Photography & Illustration
- Audio & Multimedia Storytelling
- Career Development
- Controversy & Risk
- Data Journalism
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Earth & Environment
- Editing Science Stories
- Essay & Opinion Writing
- Ethics in Science Journalism
- Fact-checking & Revising
- Feature Reporting & Writing
- Finding & Interviewing Sources
- Finding Story Ideas
- Health & Medicine
- Historical Research
- Hype & Misinformation
- Investigative Reporting
- Local Reporting & Community Engagement
- Meeting Coverage
- Narrative Storytelling
- Navigating the Science Journalism World
- News Reporting & Writing
- Organization & Tools
- Physical Sciences
- Self Care
- Social Media
- Social Sciences
- Trauma Reporting
- Writing Clearly & Engagingly
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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.
Find more than 250 successful story pitches to a wide range of publications—or share your pitches with us!
Getting Started in Science Journalism
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