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Tweet About First Amendment, Win A $5K Scholarship

Student journalists should know by now, you likely won’t start out earning an enormous salary. And that money will seem even scarcer if you’ve got student loans to pay back. So Thursday is your chance to both support the First Amendment — that’s the one with freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which I really hope you already knew — and to potentially earn a $5,000 scholarship. It’s as easy as exercising your right to tweet — by tweeting about why you love that right (or any of the others in that near sacred amendment). For those who’ve gone through other scholarship competitions, that’s a scholarship essay of 140 characters instead of 1,400 words or so. And with 22 available awards, your odds may be better than many national winner-take-all competitions.
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Students Launch Web-Based iPad Magazine And 48-Hour Magazine At Syracuse

When Caitlin Dewey found herself disappointed with mobile consumption experiences on most news sites, she decided to make her own. Using the money from a grant from the honors program at Syracuse University, Dewey and two other students — developer Brian Dawson and designer Kuan Luo — created and launched Salt, an iPad magazine, after 120 hours of planning and coding. Fifteen students contributed to the first issue, covering art and culture in Central New York.

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