Matthew Plunkett on Muck Rack

Matthew Plunkett

Los Angeles
Freelance Writer — Freelance

Freelance writer for hire. Author of "Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaler."

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I'm a freelance writer, researcher and editor whose writing runs the gamut from Boston Whalers to bourbon to Aquaman.

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@mdplunkett — 120 followers, 269 tweets

@benjaminwittes @pwnallthethings In case you wanted to know the history of those Moscow Muellers, here's the background from my @WarOnTheRocks piece. Thanks for helping us all make sense of L'Affaire Russe. 
@maxrushden It's a good thing America doesn't follow promotion / relegation, else we'd find ourselves in the league 2 before Trump leaves office. 
@mcsweeneys Twitter etiquette query: Can you like a tweet that references your own work? Asking for a friend.
RT @mcsweeneys: "Either you write 100,000 words a day or you meet people and develop ties of affection. You can’t do both." 

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I remember using my mother's carbon paper to make copies on a typewriter.

How is social media changing news?

Positive: It's democratizing the spread of information. Downside: Personalization allows for filtering out of opposing views.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Journalism is storytelling. Whether you are covering the WH or the World Series, the job is to bring the stories to life.