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Best Free EBooks on Digital Journalism

Journalists today need to be on social media simply because it is just another set of tools that is extremely useful in their work. Just like an audio recorder is very important when you go out to do an interview, social media, for journalists, can assist in performing their jobs more efficiently. Here’s my list of some of the best free ebooks that can help…

Introduction to using social media for journalists

Introduction To Social Media For Journalists

This is a presentation I did for a recent training that was organised for women journalists in Pakistan. The current presentation focused on the importance of social media, its history and how it is being used by the news industry.   Introduction to Social Media for Journalists from Rabab Khan Top image by Sofiaperesoa (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Best Epic Fantasy books

I was never a fan of epic fantasy. The only fantasy reading I had ever done was The Hobbit. Impressed, I tried reading Ursula Leguin’s Earthsea Cycles. It turned out to be a rather confusing experience. I just couldn’t wrap my head around all the characters; there were so many characters and so many worlds and so so many…well, everything. It was like trying to…

To Write for Pleasure or Profit?

It’s always a dilemma: writing for pleasure or profit? I’ve dreamt of being a famous author ever since I heard my first story. Of course, I didn’t think of it as being a “famous” person in the sense of fans drooling over me, hogging me for autographs and devouring every word I write. Oh wait, let me re-think that statement. Of course it WAS all…

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What’s a Capital Without the Capital?

“I was stranded on the IJP road and then later at the I-8 for hours on end with the roads all practically flooded. We were literally two people driving the car: one mistimed gear shift and we would have been stranded in the rain on the road for the next 6 hours.” This was Shaukat’s – then a private chauffeur in a local household – story…