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Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

'Ride Along' still cruising; Annie Awards pick 'Frozen'

With well over 100 million people watching the Super Bowl, domestically, movie box offices will be quiet, at least for the day. But, there is a winner here and that is, once again, "Ride Along."
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Media startup Assignmint adds journalist Maer Roshan to Board Special

Journalism startup Assignmint today announced the addition of veteran journalist Maer Roshan to their Board of Directors. The announcement of Roshan's addition comes just as Assignmint launches the private beta version of their software for enterprise.
Digital Journal Report by Eleanor Wall

Nigerian writers want better deal Special

The Association of Nigerian Writers ANA wants to create a viable and affordable publishing outlet for young and budding writers. The Lagos branch of ANA says the intitiative will help authors tackle some of the challenges of writing in Nigeria.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 2 comments

New book aiding suicide charity offers 'anything and everything' Special

The end of the holiday season may leave many with happy memories, but for others, it can be dark indeed. A new anthology of short Irish fiction is hoping to address the spectre of suicide, and help suicide charity Console at the same time.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

PEN Canada deeply concerned about 'blunt attempts at censorship' Special

Toronto - PEN Canada, a national organisation of writers, has announced a new initiative to counter “efforts by different levels of government to curb, control, obfuscate, and sometimes even suspend the basic rights of Canadians”.
Digital Journal Report by André R. Gignac - 17 comments

Digital Journalists landing more opportunities thanks to digital publishing and community experience

With the rise of social media and communities such as Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram, news organizations and brands are facing increased pressure to find editorial talent who can work seamlessly in the fast-paced world of digital media.

Kath Lingenfelter on the writing life and her years on House Special

Kath Lingenfelter learned much from her two years writing for the hit medical drama. Now that the series has ended, it's time to move on.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 2 comments

Inside the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012

Sydney - What should be public and what should be kept private? That’s the theme for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, which officially starts on Monday.
In the Media by Richard Milnes

Review: Ottawa writers learn to market and distribute their own book

Ottawa - A new Ottawa not-for-profit group invites local writers who seek to explore ways of publishing, marketing and distributing their books.
In the Media by Raymond Samuels
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