Getting Started in Science Journalism: A TON Collection

Are you new to science writing? Or are you just thinking about getting into the field and wondering what it’s all about? The Open Notebook has published more than 350 articles and other resources aimed at helping science journalists sharpen their skills—and helping newcomers get started. This page contains a small subset of those resources, with a focus on what’s most relevant to new science writers. Dig in!



Breaking In



Finding Ideas





Want to be pitch perfect? The TON Pitch Database contains about 200 successful news and feature pitches.


Story Planning and Reporting