The Orion

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 applies to ordinals such as first, second and 10th. Right: 12; 99; 1,234 Right: 1...

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 (See Ella Caroline Sapp Hall.) Associated Students on first reference, A.S. the...

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, Fresno State; second reference: Fresno State or Fresno Fullerton All ...

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 All references: UC San Francisco Santa Barbara All ref...

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 as not to perpetuate negative group stereotyping. When identifiers are used,...

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. Double check all headlines, cutlines and pull quotes for accuracy. Check for the followin...

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, editor-in-chief or advertising manager. 3. The Orion management team...

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 report a story, the journalist should not accept free travel, accommodation...

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 care to your job as journalists, it is helpful to know something about the lega...

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. “The Orion Stylebook” has two sections on word use: one section for ...

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