Want to learn how to write for the general public or a policy-focused audience? Editors from two ASU-affiliated publications – Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America and ASU, and Issues in Science and Technology, published by ASU and the National Academies – will discuss what makes a good idea for their outlets and how to pitch them. Come prepared with ideas for articles and questions. Register to attend this event scheduled for 1pm MST on January 27 via Zoom.
Lisa Margonelli is Senior Editor at Issues in Science and Technology. She is the author of “Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long Strange Trip to Your Tank” (2007) and “Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology” (2018). Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, Slate’s Future Tense, Pacific Standard, The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. Formerly the Editor in Chief of Zócalo Public Square, she wrote about energy policy at the New America Foundation from 2006-2012. She lives in Maine.
Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, Arizona State University, and New America that looks at emerging technologies and their implications for public policy and society. She is also an editor in residence at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she teaches opinion writing. She was a co-editor of the 2017 “What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate, and Reinvent the Future,” as well as a co-editor of “Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow.” Prior to becoming the editor of Future Tense, she edited Slate’s religion and medical departments and served as the site’s first social media editor. Follow her on Twitter @thekibosch.