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Mon., April 14, 2014, 3:18 p.m.

Green Tea & The New York Times

Kathy Cooney Dodds of Writing North Idaho blog tells of a pleasant break at a local Starbucks, drinking green tea and reading her two favorite sections of the New York Times: "Statistics show print media is struggling , subscriptions and readership are down.  Many reasons are cited , not the least being the immergence of the internet.  But yesterday while browsing the paper,  I thought how newspapers  once provided fertile ground for  young writers to hone their skill. Learning to work with an editor, rewriting and editing a story, and the pressure to  meet a copy deadline.  I thought of my own long ago days when I was one of those young writers just out of college , and was hired to write feature  stories for a community newspaper in Southern California. The editor  stressed what my journalism instructors did about writing a news story, the importance of five W's and H - Who, What, Where , When, Why and How. More here. (Photo: Writing North Idaho)

Question: Did you ever consider a career in journalism?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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