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[11 Nov 2007|05:19pm]

"When did being able to have your picture in the paper for being outrageous, ignorant or just plain ugly, become more important than having real talent?"

To read the rest of my column and have your own say - link. Make your voice heard.
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[02 Jul 2006|10:59pm]

I know no one has posted to this group in a loooong time, but I figured I would give this a try anyway.


If anyone here is interested in punk, hardcore, metal, or alternative rock music and enjoys writing about it, then you are perfect for FLocal  Magazine.  Take a look at the real thing here: http://flocal.blogspot.com

I began this magazine in January 2006 and have yet to find committed writers who are fueled by passion and NOT money. I think working on this online magazine is a great way to gain experience in the Journalism field. I have several people who take a look at the work and critique it based on content, grammar, punctuation, AP style and professionalism.

I really would like to make this magazine outstanding, so finding the right people to contribute is really important to me. If you're passionate about music and writing please e-mail me at lucy.helenna@hotmail.com.

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Ooops! [18 Feb 2006|02:22am]

The Russian newspaper " City Messages " (Volgograd) is closed because of
caricatures which have been printed.
(the inscription is translated: and in fact we did not learn them to it)

What do you think in this occasion?
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[19 Jun 2005|02:20pm]


I am the EIC for The Media Fix (http://www.themediafix.com). I am currently looking for individuals interested in experience with the field of journalism and entertainment.

I have about 7 positions open for writers and photographers.

Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no pay. But usually the experiences are invaluable as well as the excitement over receiving free cds/dvds/concert tickets/merchandise. We also hope to launch The Media Fix into print in the near future which would then pay our writers.

I'm looking for individuals between the ages 18-26 within or near major cities across the US including: Read more...Collapse )
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[22 Apr 2005|12:49pm]
hey I am a student journalist who feels like my writing is mundane, and somewhat boring. Not that what I write is boring, and I am definitely not questioning my ability to write, its just that I always seem to be writing news articles-what's up with that?

How do I venture into new genres? How do I know if I can do well being a sports writer, or a person who writes editorials?

Any advice?
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asparagus [18 Dec 2004|01:42am]

i am new here and i was just wondering how do you start a school newspaper?
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[02 Apr 2004|09:51pm]
HerbandCompassion main ideaCollapse )

this is something I wrote that went on a medMJ flier last Saturday. Tell me how it is.
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A First Amendment friend passes [15 Mar 2004|09:49am]


is a life well lived. Here's the obituary for Charles Levendosky -- poet and civil rights defender. And here's the editorial about him.
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[14 Mar 2004|02:17pm]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

hi everybody. Obviously I'm new. =) I'm Evelina from Alhambra High School. I'm a sophomore at the school and Assistant News Editor for our paper the Moor Weekly. mmm..I'm planning to either major or minor in journalism when I get out of college. Although I'm still young, anybody have any suggestions for pretty or really good colleges that I would go to if I wanted to major or minor something in journalism?

My goal one day is to go to NYU and do something with journalism, but I heard their program only accepts people that are getting their masters...not undergraduates. Is this true?

And is UCLA a good school for this major?

I know I may sound really ambitious since I'm still young and college is not till about 2 years, but I was just wondering. =) good day.

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[10 Jan 2004|08:14pm]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

I'm a senior in high school in Southern California...I've always dreamed of being a journalist...so I joined this community...

I have a bit of a problem...I originally wanted to study English in order to become a journalist, but during high school I fell completely in love with photography...so photojournalism seems more the field for me. I don't really know whether to go to Brooks Institute of Photography...where I can study photojournalism...but it's obviously not a four year university like as UCLA or a California State University. I've spoken to the admissions representative from Brooks, and of course he assures me I can get a job at the Los Angeles Times (my dream job) by studying at Brooks. Should I go to Brooks...which or get a degree (English or journalism) from a four year university?

I also don't know what major would be better for that field...English or journalism...considering I may want to retire and teach one day.

I wish it was easier to find a school where I could study both photography and journalism in depth...but it seems like I have to choose one or the other.

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions? A university or trade school? And what major?

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[26 Nov 2003|02:02am]

[ mood | exhausted ]

hi im new.

im brad, im 19, i go to middle tennessee state university in murfreesboro, majoring in journalism, originally from memphis.

i originally got into sports writing, but quickly discovered it sucks. not sure if im gonna stick with journalism, it doesnt seem like too much fun of a career.

if any of you write professionally, id love to be able to talk to you about it before i throw away 4 years at college doing something that ill end up hating.

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Introductions [13 Oct 2003|08:50pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Hey, what's going on. I'm Suspense; and I write for an underground newspaper called The Drunken Monkey. I'll post the link later. I'm sure you care.

I've been following Sacwriters for quite some time, and Kiel, you're the shit, by the way. Any man who can eat all the ingredients in cookie dough is cool.

I look forward to posting some of my writings here, I'm a pasty white chick, and I burn a lot of incense.

Peace out.

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[26 Sep 2003|06:04pm]

Hey all! Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is just about to start here in Australia and it looks amazing! Is anyone here a fan? I've talked to a few Americans who RAVE about it and others who've never heard of it. What do you think? Anyway, I found an article that's pretty in-depth and funny so I thought I'd share.

Check it out - here!
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Writers Wanted [19 Sep 2003|10:52pm]

Plasma Rag is an online variety magazine seeking expressions of interest from writers to fill roles of columnists. The magazine is relatively new but received over 50,000 unique hits per month. It is the perfect environment to have your work viewed and appreciated by readers. Creative freedom is unlimited as editorial staff lifts barriers conventional media institutes have long instilled. If you'd like unrestricted access to an established audience contact Plasma Rag now.

Click here now for more information
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The American Dream... [30 Aug 2003|09:23pm]

...sure as hell ain't this. (I have found my rant subject. If this is inappropriate or I have posted in a manner you don't like, tell me and I will delete this entry without question.)

What is this boy thinking? That stuffing himself full of a second-rate greaseburger place and then putting the (rather nauseating) pictures online will make him some kind of a man? This is digusting. I continued on for quite awhile...Collapse )

God bless America, oh God BLESS America, or we're all going to Hell in a fast, gas-guzzling SUV.
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For my first act... [31 Jul 2003|07:37pm]

Hello, people who are probably older and smarter than I.

I will be posting here shortly, but I want to give you a heads-up:
I'm a junior in high school, in the suburbs of Ohio. I'm 17, I don't have a driver's license, and I am a "nerd," as some would say. So, if I seem like I'm an ignorant child, don't worry, you assume correctly. My school newspaper, which only upperclassmen can write in, has been cancelled for my junior year due to the splitting of my high school, and lack of funding and "interest."

So I guess that's why I am here. I hope you'll welcome me, but if you don't, that's cool too. I suppose I'll be seeing you, then.

If people suspect you are a fool, do not open your mouth and remove all doubt. ~ Benjamin Franklin
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I'm a pro now [23 Jul 2003|10:58pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Ah, finally. My first professional piece.

Riled about Harry

Even after all the years of high school and college work, it still feels good to see my name in a professional paper.

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[27 Jun 2003|02:54am]

Hey I'm new. I'm soon to be the editor of the school newspaper where I live. Normally the paper has been known as just plain ol' crap. I'm looking to attempt to turn it around (so is the teacher - although I don't agree with ehr methods of doing so.

Ahem - anyways. What are things (beyond grammar, and etc.) That a good HS Paper should have? Layout wise, story wise, content wise, and within the staff of the paper?
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something i wrote [08 Apr 2003|06:08pm]

[ mood | amused ]

my thoughts on TV war coverageCollapse )

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[25 Mar 2003|10:39pm]

My name is Shannon Molloy, and I am the Editor of Plasma Rag, and I am here to ask all of those interested in writing to contact me regarding vacant positions we have at Plasma Rag magazine.

Contact Us Today!
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