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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:54 AM
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what should I get a journalist for graduation?
My brother's graduating from college in a couple days with a degree in newspaper journalism, and minors in sociology and poli sci.

He'll be going to Springfield, Illinois for a grad program in public affairs reporting.

Any suggestions for a graduation gift? :shrug:
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM
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1. A compact digital recorder
that would come in handy for interviews.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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2. Balls of steel and a drive to get the truth out
barring that a laptop
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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3. A subscription to "The Guardian" (UK)
If he only reads U.S. papers, he'll never be exposed to journalism in real life.
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LuLu550 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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4. Palm pilot
or the like
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veganwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:00 AM
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5. Mont Blanc pen
my mom got one for my cousin when he got his masters in literature.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:01 AM
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6. a very fine pen
here's a site to start at: http://www.levenger.com

I mean, a very, very nice pen, whether a fountain pen or not. A fabulous gift for a writer.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:02 AM
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7. A nice pen? Engrave a good quote on it about truth
Then again, he might receive a couple of pens since it's so obvious. Don't journalists keep a portfolio of the work they've done when going on job interviews? Maybe a nice portfolio case with his initials on it?
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:06 AM
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9. A job! (rimshot)
:D Seriously, the good pen is a great idea! For an engraving, I'm a fan of Audentes Fortuna Juvat, Latin for "fortune favors the bold".
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:03 AM
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8. Any book that is a reference. A legal dictionary, a good thesaurus,
Bartlet's Book of Familiar Quotations, etc.

Or a good biography of Edward R. Murrow.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:10 AM
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10. Ethics!
eom
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:44 AM
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11. Perhaps a membership into a professional organization?
Society of Professional Journalists
http://www.spj.org /

A subscription to a relevant publication is always good, too. These sort of things are great psychologically -- emphasizing the "professional" part.

Here's a good index of journalism associations and publications:
http://reporter.umd.edu/journ.htm
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:45 AM
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12. Kevlar armor
If he's going to be covering Bush.
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