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Re: Transnational Journalism History Call for Papers

The deadline for submissions to the Transnational Journalism History Conference is Oct. 1, 2016. Completed papers as well as abstracts of research in progress are welcome. Submissions should be sent to Debbie van Tuyll at Georgia Regents University, dvantuyl@gru.edu. She can answer any questions about the conference as well. The conference will be Feb. 25-27, 2016 at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.

Re: Origin of the term "bulldog edition"

From the Oxford English Dictionary online:

" 10. bull-dog edition, the earliest edition of a daily or Sunday newspaper. U.S.
1926 Nation 13 Oct. 342/2 This story got into the bull-dog edition of one of the papers before he could finish his midnight rounds.
1934 D. Wilkie Amer. Secret Service Agent iii. 33 That night I took the bulldog edition with my spread to a restaurant where the newspaper men congregated."

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