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William L. Rush, author and journalist

Write With Dignity

Reporting on People with Disabilities

The author of this booklet, Bill Rush (1955-2004), who experienced quadriplegia, received his Bachelor's degree with Distinction from the School of Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in 1983.

This booklet grew out of his own sensitivities and his professional experiences while writing about people who experience disabilities.

The format of the booklet is designed so that it can be slipped into the AP Style Books used by most news organizations in the country.

The booklet was published as part of the continuing efforts of the Hitchcock Center's service to American journalism. The Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Center for Graduate Study and Professional Development is an integral part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Journalism.

Download the "Write With Dignity" PDF file

A $5 donation is suggested. Please send to Nebraska Advocacy Services in the name of "William Rush Memorial". 134 South 13th Street, Suite 600, Lincoln, NE 68508.

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