The health press releases that go straight to the junk folder. Some good ideas with no Boston link. Lots of true junk!

The exclamation point is a red flag. Editors tell freelance writers to read the publication before pitching a stories. I guess the stakes are lower for PR email blasts. Below find a sample from senders the BHN directs to the trash. A few good ones get caught up in the screen. (Here’s some help on […]

via The health press releases that go straight to the junk folder. Some good ideas with no Boston link. Lots of true junk! — Boston Health News

Writing about the birth and rebirth of a roller coaster

by Tinker Ready

In 1983, I wrote a story for the Valley Advocate in Springfield, Massachusetts about a new roller coaster.  I interviewed the designer on the construction site in what was then Riverside Amusement Park in Agawam. “There’s not much to it, ” William C. Cobb said. “It’s pure physics.”

I rode it about 2005 and it was pretty rickety, especially compared to the new monorail coaster I had just ridden.

In 2015, I heard they same coaster was being revamped by the current owner, Six Flags. So, I wrote about the updated Wicked Cyclone for The Boston Globe. This time, I got to ride it with a video camera. Not rickety anymore.

 

 

 

 

Riding the Wicked Cyclone with the Go Pro from Tinker Ready on Vimeo.

Embedding a Piktochart: Save as image and upload. Or link to the Piktochart site via a screen shot if you have links and want the chart to remain interactive.

Free WordPress won’t let me embed it So I downloaded from Piktochart and uploaded here. Easy to orient and resize.

If you have links, they won’t show up. In that case, You can do a screen shot and, after you embed it, link it to the Piktochart site. Far from ideal, but you get what you pay for.

https://create.piktochart.com/output/27193130-journalism-skills

You need to link from link icon above, after you upload and select your image.

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