January 18, 2022

Journalism: Reference Tools: The TON Pitch Database

From The Open Notebook (The Story Behind the Best Science Stories)

To tell a compelling story to readers, you first need to sell it to an editor. This database contains dozens of successful feature pitches to a wide range of publications, each with a link to the corresponding published story, and many with additional annotations by the writers. To submit pitches for this database, please contact us.

  • Search by Search database (by publication, writer or year)
  • Browse by Publication

Learn More About the Database (incl. How to Contribute)

Direct to TON Pitch Database

About The Open Notebook:

The Open Notebook, founded in 2010 by journalists Jeanne Erdmann and Siri Carpenter, is a non-profit organization that provides unique tools and resources to help science journalists at all experience levels hone their craft. Science journalism is changing, but the ability to recognize and sharpen important ideas, ask incisive questions about complex subjects, and tell accurate, compelling stories — often on shorter deadlines and with fewer reporting and editorial resources than ever before — will always be essential.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.