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Op-Ed: Want to be an author? Beware Amazon's 'Kindle unlimited'

Amazon.com may soon offer a new "Kindle Unlimited" subscription service for $9.99 per month that gives subscribers unlimited access to over 600,000 titles. What does this mean for new authors?

Newbery Medal winner Susan Patron talks writing and future plans Special

Veteran librarian and Newbery award-winning children's book author Susan Patron ("The Higher Power of Lucky") chatted with me about her writing career, her tenure at the Los Angeles Public Library and her future plans.

Op-Ed: Changes in Journalism Better or Worse?

Harrison - Some say that Journalism has changed for the better and some saw for the worse. I honestly believe that it can go both ways.

Profile of a Digital Journalist: How journalism changed Jonathan Farrell's life Special

Some people find journalism by accident, but for Jonathan Farrell, journalism found him, even if it took him a while to finally accept his calling.

Op-Ed: How to teach your son the value of a handwritten card

Despite the rise of e-cards, when you care enough to send the very best, a handwritten card is still the best way to get your message across.

Interview: Music, writing, 'Breaking Bad,' and more w/Phonte Special

Wilmington - "I chose a half measure when I should have gone all the way. I'll never make that mistake again," Mike Ehrmantraut says. "No more half measures." These are the words recording artist Phonte Coleman lives by.

Cursive writing will soon become a lost skill Special

Do you remember any of these items: slide rule, cassette tape, 8-track tape, vinyl music, a dot-matrix printer, typewriters, and a wind-up alarm clock?

Novelist A.J. Sidransky on his work: Forgiving Maximo Rothman Special

New York - AJ Sidransky's Forgiving Maximo Rothman reminds us that 'life is too short to make enemies of those we love,' and I connected with the novelist to learn more.

Profile of a Digital Journalist: Making a Weiss decision to be a writer Special

She loves hip-hop and basketball. She dreams of being published in Rolling Stone. She writes to distract herself from a chronic health condition. Find out more about Layne Weiss, a Digital Journalist since March 2012.

Review: Kurt Vonnegut's 'A Man Without a Country'

If you’ve never once picked up a book by Kurt Vonnegut, came across an essay of his, or even peeked at a short story written by him, then you’re missing out.

Romani artist and Holocaust survivor Ceija Stojka dies at 79

Vienna - Ceija Stojka, a Romani Holocaust survivor, writer, and artist died Monday in a Vienna hospital at the age of 79. Through her writing and art, she raised awareness of Nazi persecution against her people during World War II.

Emmys: 'Modern Family' repeats and 'Homeland' wins, too

Los Angeles - UPDATE: "Modern Family" repeats as Best Comedy while "Homeland" takes out "Mad Men's" quest for a record fifth Best Drama prize, as the Emmys just wrapped up in Los Angeles

Distinguished Oregon authors visit Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 13, the 2012 Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brought two poets and two nonfiction writers to Baker City, Oregon for an evening of readings and conversation.

Oregon author loves creating a scene Special

Baker City - Oregonian memoirist Jennifer Lauck is a professional writer who loves to create scenes and draw attention to her work, whether it is teaching a class or writing her next bestseller.

Op-Ed: What I've learned from Digital Journal Special

Baker City - Freelance journalism is all about observation, interviewing people, gathering factual information and writing a quality news story that captures the interest of your readers. That's what I've learned from Digital Journal.

Digital Journal hosts Global Editorial Meeting live chat

Today Digital Journal hosted a liveblog discussion asking for input from our contributors and fans on the future of online journalism. The meeting, where anyone could participate, is now viewable to check out what was discussed.

Judge frees robbery defendant on reading and writing conditions

Richmond - A California Federal Judge has released a robbery defendant and alleged arms dealer on bail while awaiting trial on the condition that he makes an effort to become more literate.

Bamidele Onibalusi succeeds as a teenage Nigerian entrepreneur Special

Bamidele Onibalusi inspires writers and bloggers all around the world through his amazing success story, helping them reach their potential to the fullest with his recently released free guide: “How to Write for Traffic and Money.”

Should journalism schools include more entrepreneurial courses? Special

Journalism schools need to teach business courses and lessons in creating start-ups, some j-school students and professors say. "We need specialized training that will enable us to adapt to a changing media environment," a student wrote recently.

Balancing family with writing: Profile of a Digital Journalist Special

Married with three children, Leigh Goessl finds time to ply her writing craft on DigitalJournal.com, publishing more than 360 articles within five months. In this profile of a Digital Journalist, you'll learn more about what she loves about journalism.

Op-Ed: Pay writers, not banksters!

Attitudes towards copyright theft vary: some regard it as a victimless crime; some as no crime at all; others as something akin to serial murder. There is though a solution to the problem, if our governments are brave enough to take it.

Covering the world from a Texan countryside: Profile of a Digital Journalist Special

He writes news articles from a library computer and wakes up to mountains and sunrises every morning. He's been published in Time Magazine. Find out more about a very busy Digital Journalist, Lynn Herrmann.

Op-Ed: Best practice option for pro writers — Word 2010 Special

I write 4,000 words of SEO per day, plus other articles. My old Word program crashed on me after 13 books, thousands of articles and millions of words. The new Word 2010 is all over its predecessors.

Op-Ed: Sick of writing about global insanity? You’re not alone

As the two sickest places on Earth, the US and Middle East, wallow in the 11th century, complete with religious psychotics, poverty, endless wars and “representatives” of every known form of human hatred, some writers have had enough. Me, for one.

And the most commonly misspelled word in English is...

A study of the 20 most common spelling errors made by the British reveals that mixing up vowels leads to many of them. Contributing factors are said to be spell checkers, predictive texting and laziness.

Website compares your writing to famous authors

A new website that compares writing samples with those of popular authors has the Internet and literary community buzzing.

CBC Literary Awards winners to be announced March 18

The winners of the CBC Literary Awards will be announced on March 18th on CBC Radio One by Jian Ghomeshi. Awards are given for creative non-fiction, short story, and poetry.

AOL to replace journalism with algorithms, robots to produce edit

In the face of a spin-off from Time Warner next month, AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong shed light on his vision for the future of the company's editorial content - saying that he will largely replace his editorial staff with robots.

Op-Ed: Theory string - Does small talk exist among strangers?

We are just beginning to taxi. I am over the wing and listening to the many adjustments happening among the aluminum components and the delicate structures that will govern our scheduled ascent. What is small talk among strangers?

Op-Ed: We Are The Voice

It's the end of the world as we know it, or is it? Newspapers have folded like wildfire in the past year in a wave of money woes. The Internet has been blamed for taking credibility away from the truth.
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Dr. Isagani Cruz  President  The Manila Times College
Dr. Isagani Cruz, President, The Manila Times College
Fuengirola  Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter de...
Fuengirola, Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter dead, not the bulls.
Fuengirola  Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter de...
Fuengirola, Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter dead, not the bulls.
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Fuengirola, Spain: When the last tree is cut, the last river polluted and the last animals destroyed, we will realize that money cannot be eaten.
Typewriter
Typewriter
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US President Barack Obama writing a speech
US President Barack Obama writing a speech
White House photo by Pete Souza
Writing on a wall in a French bus station
Writing on a wall in a French bus station
Katelan Foisy based Blood and Pudding on a collection of personal written and audio journals.
Katelan Foisy based Blood and Pudding on a collection of personal written and audio journals.
Katelan Foisy
Fuengirola  Spain: Fascism  never again (no more).
Fuengirola, Spain: Fascism, never again (no more).
Fuengirola  Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter de...
Fuengirola, Spain: Graffitt on the entrance doors of the Plaza de Toros (bull ring) - bullfighter dead, not the bulls.
Fuengirola  Spain: Fuengirola  Spain: Fascism  never again (no more).
Fuengirola, Spain: Fuengirola, Spain: Fascism, never again (no more).
Writing a letter
Writing a letter
Fuengirola  Spain: Are you a human or a consumer?
Fuengirola, Spain: Are you a human or a consumer?
Fuengirola  Spain: Fuengirola  Spain: When the last tree is cut  the last river polluted and the las...
Fuengirola, Spain: Fuengirola, Spain: When the last tree is cut, the last river polluted and the last animals destroyed, we will realize that money cannot be eaten.
Fuengirola  Spain: Plaza de Toros -  Bullfighter dead .
Fuengirola, Spain: Plaza de Toros - "Bullfighter dead".
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The art of written expression.
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