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I think, I play, I laugh!

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Unnecessary Journalism Phrases: 35. Remains to be seen - 10/7/11

People, let’s not say this obnoxious phrase. And let’s not write it. 

unnecessaryjournalismphrases:

“Remains to be seen” can be reduced to “uncertain” or “unclear.” Why take four words when one will do the trick?

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It remains to be seen if Apple can stay on top with its iCloud system of storing songs, photos and documents online and pushing them to you on all your devices. “

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University of Self-Learners: what to do after ONA11
Let’s be real, j-school doesn’t teach you everything. The other 362 days outside ONA Conferences, we’re all still learning and consciously teaching ourselves. It’s fun. It’s necessary. And it’s pretty darn hard sometimes. So what to do when you hit a brick wall? How do you learn on your own? What are you going to do after you get home from ONA11 and have to teach yourself everything you still don’t know?
Shannon McFarland grew up self-taught. She was homeschooled, then started college at 17 to write for the student newspaper. She’s not an expert, founder or a CEO of anything. She’s a grad student in public affairs reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield. And she wants to learn everything.
Photo of eager student via the Knight Foundation.

I have a pitch up!

onaunconference:

University of Self-Learners: what to do after ONA11

Let’s be real, j-school doesn’t teach you everything. The other 362 days outside ONA Conferences, we’re all still learning and consciously teaching ourselves. It’s fun. It’s necessary. And it’s pretty darn hard sometimes. So what to do when you hit a brick wall? How do you learn on your own? What are you going to do after you get home from ONA11 and have to teach yourself everything you still don’t know?

Shannon McFarland grew up self-taught. She was homeschooled, then started college at 17 to write for the student newspaper. She’s not an expert, founder or a CEO of anything. She’s a grad student in public affairs reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield. And she wants to learn everything.

Photo of eager student via the Knight Foundation.

I have a pitch up!

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“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.

A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.

Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.”

- Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet

I love this passage.

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