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Dear readers (and, I hope, fellow lovers of language):

I need a break from the 2016 election.

Let’s talk about the serial comma (also called the Oxford comma) for a moment. 250 more words


Can Journalists Be Good Public Relations Practitioners?

Public relations and journalism are often thought of as being two sides of the same coin. The two professions coexist and collaborate with one another while sharing several qualities that are essential for excelling in those fields.  969 more words

Studying style

In addition to my usual courses this semester, I am working with a student on an independent study about stylebooks.

Alison Krug, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, has two objectives in mind: 109 more words

Journalism Education

Key Manship School points on AP style and grammar

Here are key AP style points stressed by the Manship School. Students in my MC2010 Media Writing course will be expected to master all of these points: 47 more words

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Improve Your Writing: 10 Frequent AP Style Mistakes

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with AP Style, the guidelines for news writing (aka the journalist’s bible). While I think they are incredibly helpful for ensuring consistency across platforms and publications, the AP Style rules have a complexity and particularity that can make it feel like learning a foreign language. 873 more words

AP Style

This & That Thursday: Capitalization in Titles

Capitalization of a title, or headline, can be quite complicated. If you’re not confined to a particular style guide (e.g. Chicago, AP, etc.), you can pretty much do it however you want – within certain limits. 556 more words


3 things public Relations pros should be doing everyday

No one will ever understand what it takes to be apart of the public relations world. The long hours, endless surprises and digging deeper and deeper into our creative mind each day to find a better way to react to a situation than we did yesterday. 414 more words

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