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AP STYLE:

Always capitalize proper nouns: Ole Miss, Rebels, Pavilion…

Don’t start sentences with numerals

Numbers one through nine are spelled out…10 and above, use numerals.

Spell out “percent” – 69 percent

Make sure to hyphenate compound modifiers: …”head coach Chris Malloy, with the help of his assistant coach Kyle Ellis, prepared the team for a much needed comeback.”

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Don’t use “I” in a news story – these aren’t opinion columns

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Sourcing: Make sure you’re covering your bases!

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Show, don’t tell…Ex:

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“Offering events that collaborate with Midtown Farmers Market, the Humane Society, local musicians, and much more – this mobile food option is taking the heart and soul of Oxford for a ride.”

CUTE…BUT BE CAREFUL TO WRITE YOUR REPORT, NOT THEIR PRESS RELEASE

What’s the difference between a press release and a news report?

 

 

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