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Each student gets a Chinese name for Fall 2016

Each student gets a Chinese name. This is what I have been doing since I came to teach at Western Illinois University in 2011. Fall 2016 is not an exception. 413 more words

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Book review: Hong Kong Media Law

By MARK PEARSON Follow @Journlaw

(First published in Media and Arts Law Review)

Book review

Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals… 851 more words

How to prepare for the Dow Jones editing test

It’s Dow Jones season. That’s when students across the country apply for editing internships with the Dow Jones News Fund.

The application includes a one-hour test that assesses skills in story editing, headline writing, word choice and current events. 127 more words

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Q&A with Tara Jeffries, reporter at Morning Consult

Tara Jeffries is a reporter at Morning Consult, a technology and media organization in Washington, D.C. In this interview, conducted by email, Jeffries discusses her work there, its process for editing and headline writing, and her use of social media.  946 more words

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Celebrating free expression on First Amendment Day

First Amendment Day at UNC-Chapel Hill is Tuesday, Sept. 27. Here is what it’s all about:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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ACES scholarships help students launch careers in editing

The American Copy Editors Society offers several scholarships to students interested in careers in editing.

The top award, the Aubespin scholarship, is worth $2,500. Four other scholarships are worth $1,500 each, an increase of $500 over previous years. 331 more words

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September and everything after

Every time I pass through Southern Maine, I’m startled by its openness. There are no roadblocks on the highways or police officers patrolling the bridges. Portland harbor is busy, traffic is often heavy, and airplanes pass overhead. 797 more words

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