Bruce Itule To Speak At Press Women Meeting

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Bruce Itule, a professor of journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson, will speak about "Avoiding Pitfalls of Plagiarism and Copyright on the Internet" on Oct. 19 at a meeting of Arizona Press Women in Payson.

Local journalists and writers can attend the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Pizza Factory, 238 E. Hwy 260.

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An Arizona native and veteran journalist and editor, Itule wrote several journalism textbooks and one mystery novel.

For more than 20 years, he was a journalism professor and director of student media at Arizona State University. Itule served as city editor at the Chicago Tribune and was a reporter for several other daily newspapers. He still works as a consulting editor for McGraw-Hill magazines.

Honors include, being named the national journalism teacher of the year by The Freedom Forum, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arizona Press Club, and being accepted into the Arizona Newspaper Association's Hall of Fame.

Itule's relatives came to Arizona in the 1900s, and in 2004 he moved to Payson, where he and his wife own and operate an antique store, the Main Street Mercantile, at 216 W. Main Street.

Event seating is limited; a $1 donation from non-members and the public is requested to defray costs.

Reservations should be made by Oct. 17 via e-mail: bcbrown2@theriver.com, or contact Carol Osman Brown at 928-468-9269.

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