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December 2nd, 2011 • Quill Archives, Diversity Toolbox
Diversity Toolbox

Change can be a good thing. SPJ delegates proved it at the convention in New Orleans when they passed a resolution recommending that journalists stop using the phrase “illegal alien.” The “I-word” controversy gained wide national scrutiny in late 2010 and early 2011 after a Quill column by Leo Laurence caught the attention of Bill O’Reilly.