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Teaching Journalism in the Middle East

Northwestern University, whose Medill school has produced numerous luminaries in the reporting and entertainment fields, launched a four-year undergraduate journalism and communications program at Education City in Doha, Qatar in 2008. Northwestern University in Qatar,* according to Dean and CEO Dr. Everette E. Dennis, is committed not only to “learning and the advancement of knowledge,” but to “promoting the value of freedom of expression.” NU-Q is educating “the next generation of global, media and entertainment professionals,” and, the dean notes,… Continue reading

What’s the Best Way to Pitch Reporters?

PRSourceCode recently released its 2013 Top Tech Communicators Awards, which included a survey of 68 tech journalists and the ways they prefer to be contacted by public relations professionals. Not surprisingly, 99 percent of tech reporters said they wish to be contacted by email, while a minority, 43 percent, were fine with a phone call.  What’s more, 35 percent were open to pitches through LinkedIn and 32 percent on Twitter. Although 70 percent of pr pros said they do… Continue reading

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