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ASJA 2013 Conference Blasts Off!
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Roosevelt Hotel, New York City — The ASJA 2013 Fire Up Your Writing Career annual conference started today with our Members-Only day. This exciting day of professional development will be capped with the annual Awards Gala, recognizing outstanding writing by ASJA members and others in 15+ article and book categories.

Didn't register in advance? No matter! Walk-in registration is welcome at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45th Street at Madison Avenue in New York City. Come Friday, Saturday, or both! Programming is open to the public. Writers at all stages of their careers will get an enormous professional boost from more than 50 educational sessions. One-on-one professional mentoring sessions are also available both days to help you make the absolute most of the weekend.
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ProfNet: Your expert connection
ProfNet
Whether you're writing a book, an article, a blog post or a white paper, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts, filtering your query by institution type and geographic location. You can also sign up for the Expert Alerts email tip sheets, which feature experts who can talk about timely news topics.

ProfNet is free for content creators, so why not give it a try? Go to ProfNet.com to see how ProfNet can help you find the sources you need. Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com.

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Bauer Media to suspend publication of More magazine
TheWriteNews.com
Using passive-voice their editors would not have tolerated in the magazine, management wrote, "The decision to suspend publication has regrettably been made with effect from this week's issue, published on Tuesday, April 23."
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When everyone is an eye-witness, what is a journalist?
blog.storyful.com
" … the frenzied debate about Boston and social media seems to have missed the central point. The greatest threat to 'True Journalism' is not social media but an outmoded concept of breaking news."
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Citizen 'journalism' ran amok in Boston crisis
Newsosaur
"When untrained, undisciplined or even unscrupulous people can say anything that comes to mind — as happened repeatedly during the Boston emergency — they do far more harm than good … "
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5 ways to deal with word repetition
Writer's Digest
Word repetition can really weigh down your writing and slow down readers. Try out these five simple ways to tackle word repetition and improve your writing skills, according to journalism professor Ben Yagoda from the University of Delaware.
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Tax tips for self-employed professionals, freelancers and contractors
The Huffington Post
Did you know you are required to prepay at least 90 percent of your taxes before you file your return? Many taxpayers have income tax withholdings from their job that allows them to meet the prepayment requirements, but for those who don't have withholdings or are unable to meet their prepayment obligation through withholdings, the IRS allows taxpayers to estimate their annual income tax liability each quarter and make a payment of one-fourth the estimated liability.
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Self-publishing is for control freaks
Forbes
Holly Ward is the third self-published author to hit No. 1 on the DBW Ebook Best-Seller list in 2013, an incredible achievement considering that her title, Damaged, is up against big books from major publishers and established authors. For instance, the No. 3 book this week is the new Nora Roberts title from Penguin, Whiskey Beach. It's a book that in years past would be almost guaranteed to shoot to No. 1 in its debut week.
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Nook Press: Promising new self-publishing option
Publishers Weekly
With sales of self-published e-books published through PubIt! badly trailing those of Kindle and iBooks editions, Barnes & Noble is counting on its revamped and rebranded e-book publishing platform, Nook Press, to build a critical mass of authors that allows the company to more effectively compete with Amazon and Apple.
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The ASJA Weekly
Alexandra Cantor Owens, ASJA Executive Director, 212.997-0947

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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