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Style Guide
Style guide

Nothing arouses more ire and irritation among sections of the population than bad use of the English language. Journalists who write for a living upset these people at their peril. They must also run the gauntlet of grouchy sub-editors in newsrooms across the country capable of apoplexy at a misplaced apostrophe. As Lynne Truss puts it: ‘it's tough being a stickler for punctuation these days’ (2003: 2).

All news organizations have a concept of a distinctive house style which is the language in which stories should be written. Many newsrooms have their own style books (print, electronic and world wide web-based versions) which contain rules, reminders, and points of clarification and correct use of English, although style evolves and changes over time. In 2003 ...

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