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The power of writers as activists

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The incredible Taylor Lewis reflects on the power of writers as activists, her experiences teaching abroad in France, going to grad school in Hawaii, and the current political climate in a recent article in The Writers’ Bloc. Back in 2011, at the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House at the University of Maryland, Taylor had the great idea to […]

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Asian Fortune family pays tribute to founder Jay Chen

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By Marlena Chertock Published first in The Public Asian The editor and founder of Asian Fortune, the only English-language Asian Pacific American newspaper in the U.S., died from a brain aneurysm in Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia on Jan. 31, according to his family. Jay Chen, 61, an immigrant from China, had a vision for […]

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Editor for News & Observer encourages writing with authority

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By Marlena Chertock May 4, 2011 Steve Riley, an editor for the News & Observer in Raleigh, pushes reporters to write with authority. Riley manages a team of three investigative journalists and spoke to communications students at Elon University on May 4. “Be very assertive, very confident in what you present,” said Riley, who has […]