Journalism

The El Filibusterismo

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El Filibusterismo’ is Jose Rizal’s second novel written as the sequel of his ‘Noli Me Tangere’. Commonly nicknamed ‘El Fili’ or simply ‘Fili’, the novel was written also in Spanish. Its commonly known English alternative title is ‘The Reign of Greed’.

The writing and printing of Fili

Rizal started writing El Filibusterismo in October 1887 in Calamba during his first homecoming. The novel was thus written against the background of threats and oppressions he and his family suffered because of the Noli and the so-called Calamba agrarian trouble.

He continued working on it, making some revisions, in London in 1888. Rizal then went on to write the novel in Paris, and then in Brussels where distractions were less and the cost of living was cheaper. Being able to focus on finishing the book, Rizal had finally completed it by March 29, 1891 in Biarritz.

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Introduction to TV Production

An Introduction to TV Production

I'm going to assume you're serious about this; that you want to learn more than you'd need to know just to make home movies of your vacation, your little brother's birthday party, or your trip to other places and Disneyland.

The instruction manual that came with your camcorder or DSLR should cover these needs.

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The Importance of Logic in Writing

ALMOST ALL WRITINGS involve argument, that is, the effort to support some assertions (called conclusions) with others (called premises), the truth of which are in turn substantiated by more specific or immediate evidence.
 
When you write a journalistic article, or an essay or term paper for a course, or a memo, business letter, research report, or proposal for a job, implicitly included in your goal is to influence the readers to agree with your assumptions. Hence, it is important to select your proofs cautiously. Equally necessary is being familiar with the logical ways of organizing the evidence that the conclusion would appear acceptable. Remember that the soundness of argument relies not only on proofs, but also on logic or the way one uses the evidence in his reasoning.

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The Mystifying 'Not' in the English Language

THE WORD ‘NOT’ enters the dictionaries as an adverb. It is considered a ‘negative adverb’ because it basically expresses the notion ‘no.’

 
In Modern Symbolic Logic, the word ‘not’ finds its place in the topic ‘negation’—a special kind of compound proposition. The word ‘not’ essentially appears in negative propositions because it is the one usually used to convey the negation (or denial, or refusal) of a particular proposition.
 

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What is editing?

 
“EDITING DEMANDS JUDGMENT, imagination, dedication, and some creativity—all qualities derived from experience rather than principles and formulas.
          “The editor decides what shall and what shall not go into his publication on the basis of what he conceives to be the publication’s mission and philosophy.
           “The most useful man on the newspaper is one who can edit ...
 

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Ambiguity and Vagueness

 
AMBIGUITY IS THE QUALITY of having more than one meaning or being open to more than one interpretation.  A state of being uncertain or unclear, it specifically occurs when there are definite interpretations, but as to which interpretation is meant is unclear. In most writing and speaking, ambiguity poses a problem as it can lead to the misinterpretation of the intended message.

With the possible exception of scientific terms, almost every word in a natural language has more than one use. When a term has acquired too many uses that it becomes very difficult to determine the meaning, then the term has become ambiguous ...

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Journalism 101: Omit Verbal Deadwood

 

“EFFECTIVE WRITING IS CONCISE. Cut out the unnecessary words. Every word should tell. There is no reason to call a spade ‘a long handled instrument for turning earth in the garden.’

“Here are some examples of verbal deadwood drawn from Asian newspapers and inter-office memoranda ...

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Journalism 101: Editing Checklist and 5 Proofreading Tips

1. Does my punctuation follow conventional usage?
2. Should I check the spelling of any of my words?
3. Does every verb agree with its subject, especially in sentences where subjects and verbs are widely separated?
4. Are the tenses of my verbs consistent with the way I want to use them?
5. Does every pronoun (particularly it, this, they, he, she) clearly refer to a noun or another pronoun?

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OurHappySchool Free On-line YOUTH CAMP


OurHappySchool.com aims to persuade people—kids, youths, and adults alike—that learning is fun.

One of its FREE PROGRAMS is to develop the youths' journalistic skills by encouraging them to write articles that OurHappySchool.com would publish on-line with their respective names in the by-line—something which they could proudly show to their friends, classmates, and teachers.

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