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Another Word on Apostrophes

Apostrophes can be tricksters, and one of the trickier uses of them is possession versus description. According to some sources, including the AP Style Guide, some nouns merely… 285 more words

Grammar Advice

How to write a successful pitch email to a journalist

Building a relationship with journalists is an important aspect of being a public relations practitioner; pitching stories about the company or client that you represent is even more important. 970 more words

Journalists in training

AP style. Proportion wheels. Picas. Newspaper layout. Sound familiar? These are the words many Journalism students hear over and over again in their four years in college. 409 more words


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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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