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CNN Copy Editor John DeDakis Speaks at Regent University

| March 13, 2008

Book signing with CNN's John DeDakis

Regent University's School of Communication & the Arts recently hosted CNN copy editor John DeDakis, who discussed his journalism career and how that lead him to become a novelist. DeDakis, described as a "writer's writer and editor" by Michael Patrick, dean of the School of Communication & the Arts, previously worked three years for CBN News.

Currently an editor and writer for CNN's "The Situation Room" anchored by Wolf Blitzer, DeDakis addressed writing tips for aspiring journalists: keep writing tight and to-the-point, and understand that a journalist's job is to inform, not persuade. Following the discussion, DeDakis signed copies of his new novel "Fast Track..

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