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Numbers

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

Refer to “The Associated Press Stylebook” and use the following guidelines when you use numbers. Use numerals for 10 and above unless the number begins the sentence. If you have two digits, use the numeral. This rule also...

Locations, organizations and word-use specific to Chico State

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

Albert E. Warrens Reception Center Formerly called the Julia Morgan House. Academic Senate Acker Gym Acceptable on all references to Arthur Acker Gymnasium. Adventure Outings Do not abbreviate Alumni Glen Alumni House...

California State University schools

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

Chico All references, Chico State Bakersfield all references, Cal State Bakersfield Channel Islands All references, Cal State Channel Islands Dominguez Hills All references, Cal State Dominguez Hills Fresno First reference, F...

University of California schools

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

Berkeley All references: UC Berkeley Davis All references: UC Davis Irvine All references: UC Irvine Los Angeles All references: UCLA Riverside All references: UC Riverside San Diego All references: UC San Diego San Francisco...

Racial and ethnic identification

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

Identification of a person as a member of any population group should be limited to those cases when that membership is essential for the reader’s complete understanding of the story; it should be done with great care so...

Tips for editors

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

Use the following tips when you edit and write: Copy Editing Read everything three times: First to understand, second to edit and third to check for your own copy editing mistakes. Look at every word and sentence. Do...

Changing the staff manual

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

The staff manual can be changed by the following process: 1. Any student who is currently working at The Orion can propose an addition, deletion or change to the staff manual. 2. The proposal is presented to the faculty adviser,...

Code of ethics

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

“The good newspaper is fair, accurate, honest, responsible, independent and decent. Truth is its guiding principle.” - Associated Press Managing Editors Code of Ethics Free Travel To remain as free of influence or obligation to...

Libel manual

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under News, Stylebook

Definition Libel is a published injury to reputation. Words, pictures or cartoons that expose a person to public hatred, shame, disgrace or ridicule, or that induce an ill opinion of a person, are libelous. To bring adequate...

About this stylebook

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

Filed under Stylebook

The Orion created this stylebook for its staff members to use as a supplement to “The Associated Press Stylebook.” Always use “The Orion Stylebook” with “The Associated Press Stylebook” when deciding on word use. ...

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