The Canadian Press Stylebook: A guide for writers and editors by James McCartenThe Canadian Press Stylebook: A guide for writers and editors by James McCarten

The Canadian Press Stylebook: A guide for writers and editors

EditorJames McCarten

Paperback | July 30, 2013

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17th edition of the Canadian Press Stylebook (2013)<_o3a_p>

The Canadian Press Stylebook is a one-stop reference book used by journalists at <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Canada’s national news agency as they deliver hundreds of stories a day to newspapers, broadcasters and Internet sites.<_o3a_p>

A bestseller for years and now available in a web-based searchable edition, the Stylebook can also be found on the desks of corporate communicators, teachers and students, public relations writers, website producers and magazine writers and editors – in fact, just about anyone looking for a writing style guide with practical answers on writing cleanly, accurately and concisely.<_o3a_p>

Social media and the Internet have continued to revolutionize and challenge journalism, so this 17th edition takes a comprehensive look at how staff members can safely and effectively practice and promote their craft with tools like Twitter and Facebook, while keeping true to basic newsroom principles of impartiality, fairness, accuracy and even-tempered discourse. <_o3a_p>

This new edition also offers more detailed rules governing the use of unnamed sources, and guidance on when and how media outlets can make use of images posted online. It offers advice for handling stories that involve suicide, and for dealing with government and corporate officials who might not always be forthcoming with reporters. And it updates the company’s policy on dealing with obscenity in the news report. <_o3a_p>

This 17th edition also includes:<_o3a_p>

  • Easy-to-follow guidelines on capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations and other writing style and editing issues. <_o3a_p>
  • A chapter on writing for and about the Internet. <_o3a_p>
  • Detailed advice on dealing with the spoken word and video, to reflect the converging world of communication. <_o3a_p>
  • Advice on how to write with style and colour as well as good taste.  <_o3a_p>
  • Listings and spellings on countries and cities around the world. <_o3a_p>
  • Up-to-date information on changes to <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Canada's laws on polls, elections and youth justice.  <_o3a_p>
  • Current advice on how to use access-to-information laws. <_o3a_p>
  • Tips for broadcasters, including handling audio, video, reading the news and writing for broadcast, as well as a comprehensive guide to hard-to-pronounce Canadian places. <_o3a_p>
  • The basics of being a journalist, including reporting, handling breaking news, interviewing techniques, political reporting, tips on working in a war zone from Canadian Press reporters who have covered Canada's military forces in Afghanistan. <_o3a_p>
  • A chapter on public relations and the media, including tips on planning and writing press releases, holding news conferences and working with the media. <_o3a_p>

If you want a down-to-earth writing style guide with reliable information on everything from rules on abbreviations to how to pronounce Tsawwassen, B.C., turn to the Canadian Press Stylebook.<_o3a_p>



James McCarten, Editor
The Canadian Press<_o3a_p>

Title:The Canadian Press Stylebook: A guide for writers and editorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:The Canadian PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0920009506

ISBN - 13:9780920009505

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