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The Institute has deep roots in the sector, from the very beginning started and run by journalists.  We republish alerts from our partners, such as Projourn and SANEF, as well as provide comment current media issues and debates. The IAJ has a unique vantage point, as we see the media through the eyes of both our communications and media students while understanding the skills constraints through our experiences as an educator of both journalists and communicators.

Seven in one blow: The 1 trick that hones your writing in 7 ways

Q: What is the fastest way to improve my writing? A: Get another  writer to be your critic. It’s that simple. To many writers “critic” smacks of a dirty word. To most of the (few) writers whose work you read with a lilt in your soul, it’s the secret potion.

Properly applied, critique is about getting better, not getting judged. You can use critique at any phase of your writing, from casually floating concepts to hard, valuable, nitpicking at (what you’d wanted to be) your final project.

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