One of the great things about working in outdoor media is that from time to time, you are invited to go on some really great trips where the travel, food and lodging are all taken care of.
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Peter Frick-Wright has nearly been in the wrong place at the wrong time on more than one occasion.
Tim Cahill dangled on the rope, about halfway into the pitch-black 500-foot-deep cave. The only light came from his headlamp, but he hung so far from the cave wall, it only illuminated the steam rising from his body in the chilly air. As the rope slowly started to spin, Cahill had one thought: how would he best describe this to his readers?
Your book just came out in print. Your photo essay just appeared in a major national magazine. Your article just received an Excellence in Craft award. Your company is rolling out a new initiative. In all of these cases, you want to share this news with the world. But how do you go about doing it?
Statistics are an essential tool for outdoor communicators. Numbers and studies give veracity to news, and searching databases can be an excellent way to find story ideas.
During the 2013 California Rim Fire, firefighters directed photojournalist Al Golub down a stretch of road they believed safe. Moments later, a plume of fire shot in front of his truck, like something you’d see in a movie.
In the world of publishing, editors and writers have a symbiotic relationship.
It’s one thing to understand the science in a story, it’s another to convey that to readers with varying levels of understanding of the topic.
Being a good writer or editor requires at least one thing: You must learn from your mistakes and never make the same error twice.