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About Dan Collins: Dan Collins is the Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, serving as the downtown hospital’s media liaison since 1996. A former journalist with stints at The Washington Times, the Times Publishing Group, and The Baltimore Examiner, Dan oversees the Baltimore site for Broadwayworld.com as lead theater reviewer and contributes articles to The Beacon newspaper. Dan served as a member of the affiliate faculty at Loyola University in Baltimore where he taught an introductory public relations course for undergraduates for 11 years.  A native of Baltimore, Dan has also worked in city and state government, as the Public Information Officer for the City of Thornton, CO, and as a public relations specialist for the Maryland State Highway Administration. He earned his B.A. from Loyola College and master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Host Elizabeth Hanes BSN RN built a six-figure writing business in her spare time. Today, she coaches other nurses how to become freelance writers through the RN2writer project.

Topics discussed in this episode: 

1. 3:24 What does a Media Relations Director do?
2. 7:30 Continuing to work with an expert multiple times 
3. 12:20 How should you contact a Media Relations Director?
4. 19:00 Can I reveal the outlet I am writing for?
5. 23:40 What NOT to do 
6. 33:32 How do you follow up after an interview?

Resources mentioned in this episode:

RN2writer Daily: http://rn2writerdaily.com/ 

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Next steps

- Download and listen to the podcast of this episode at RN2writer
- Start your journey from nursing to writing with the ebook Design Your Dream Career as a Nurse Writer
- Follow RN2writer on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Special thanks to: 
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About Dan Collins: Dan Collins is the Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, serving as the downtown hospital’s media liaison since 1996. A former journalist with stints at The Washington Times, the Times Publishing Group, and The Baltimore Examiner, Dan oversees the Baltimore site for Broadwayworld.com as lead theater reviewer and contributes articles to The Beacon newspaper. Dan served as a member of the affiliate faculty at Loyola University in Baltimore where he taught an introductory public relations course for undergraduates for 11 years. A native of Baltimore, Dan has also worked in city and state government, as the Public Information Officer for the City of Thornton, CO, and as a public relations specialist for the Maryland State Highway Administration. He earned his B.A. from Loyola College and master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Host Elizabeth Hanes BSN RN built a six-figure writing business in her spare time. Today, she coaches other nurses how to become freelance writers through the RN2writer project.

Topics discussed in this episode:

1. 3:24 What does a Media Relations Director do?
2. 7:30 Continuing to work with an expert multiple times
3. 12:20 How should you contact a Media Relations Director?
4. 19:00 Can I reveal the outlet I am writing for?
5. 23:40 What NOT to do
6. 33:32 How do you follow up after an interview?

Resources mentioned in this episode:

RN2writer Daily: http://rn2writerdaily.com/

RN2writer: https://www.rn2writer.com/

Next steps

- Download and listen to the podcast of this episode at RN2writer
- Start your journey from nursing to writing with the ebook Design Your Dream Career as a Nurse Writer
- Follow RN2writer on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Special thanks to:
Custom RN2writer theme music by https://www.podcastthemes.com/

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