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why bloggers are winning the war of news

recently wee bee not only went from part-time to full-time in the land of telling students how they are being screwed by financial “aid” (and explaining things to students which, though publicly accessible knowledge and therefore non-firing offenses, would make most in the industry cringe), but she also became a part-time student (longer story) and a staff writer for a newspaper. 359 more words

Class 8: Sept. 18, 2014

1. Tweet the most interesting thing from your reading. We’ll take a look at your answers.

2. Read parts of “The inverted pyramid” on pages 40 and 41. 519 more words

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Two-letter abbreviations: TWO exceptions TOO many. Period.

According to the AP Stylebook, one should use capital letters and periods in most two-letter abbreviations.

For example:  the U.N., the U.K., B.A., and B.C. … 265 more words

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Class 5: Sept. 9, 2014

Week 3: iPhotography and editing

This week, we’ll talk about the basics of photography – composition, smartphone apps, photo editing, and you’ll have a photography/writing assignment. 583 more words

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Quiz: Common Associated Press style errors

After analyzing the students’ first written assignment, these are some of the most common style errors that I noticed in quiz format. We will be using them in an editing exercise: 1,102 more words

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Advice to student journalists about editing

Dear students,

You may not realize it now, but the best thing that can happen to you early in your career is to have an editor tear apart your copy, rip it to shreds, massacre it with a red pen until it bleeds. 852 more words

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Hell's bells! It's Hades' bells! (part 2)

My research suggests there’s enough confusion within each stylebook (APA, MLA, etc.), let alone between the stylebooks, to drive one mad. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d prefer to be driven mad by something more tragic than a misplaced apostrophe. 545 more words

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