My first ink: Pigeons and Yachts

July 26, 2012

This was my very first professional, paid newspaper article, published on the back page of the Boston Sunday Globe Ideas section back in August of 2011. I did the fact-checking in the MGH Neo-natal ICU!

WHEN THE NEWS CAME ON WINGS

THIS MONTH, AS the runup to the 2013 America’s Cup gets underway, television viewers of the 160-year-old yacht race will see something new: high-tech graphic overlays for the ocean course, inspired by technologies like the NFL’s digital first-down marker. Larry Ellison, the Cup’s billionaire impresario, hopes the explanatory graphics will help capture the attention of mainstream viewers who know a lot less about sailboat racing than, say, baseball.

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