Nearly four years ago, my colleague Siri Carpenter and I decided to formalize the weekly discussions we’d have about stories we admired and what made them so good. Our effort blossomed into The Open Notebook, a non-profit publication dedicated to the craft of science journalism. We and our contributors interview outstanding journalists to tell the story behind the best science stories; publish reported features on various aspects of science journalism craft; offer a large database of successful magazine query letters; publish a regular craft-focused advice column; and produce a variety of series that shine a light onto the working lives and habits of science journalists.
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