Skip to content Skip to navigation

Editorial Guidelines

Assam Times recommends its contributors/citizen journalists the following resources:
 
BBC News Styleguide
 
Avoid clichés and improve your journalism with this PDF version of the BBC News Styleguide. The Guide gives practical suggestions on many aspects of journalism style, including abbreviations, clichés, reported speech - and how to avoid irritating your editor. http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/news-style-guide 
 

The BBC Editorial Guidelines
The BBC Editorial Guidelines outline the standards the BBC expects of all BBC content on TV, radio and online.
They are designed for everyone who makes content for the BBC, to help them deal with difficult editorial decisions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/

Associated Press Style Guidelines
Summarized by Professor Jack Gillespie, Rowan University, Ret.

http://www.larrylitwin.com/handouts/21%20-%20AP%20Style%20Summary.pdf

The Verification Handbook 
A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage, a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. http://verificationhandbook.com/book

Photo caption
In most photo captions the first sentence identifies the people and place in the photograph and supply the date and location where it was taken. The second (and perhaps third) sentence should provide contextual information to help readers understand what they are looking at. https://ijnet.org/en/blog/writing-photo-captions

Republish

Republish this content

More Stories

Baukhungri festival kicks off in Kokrajhar

12 Apr 2016 - 6:36pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
The fourth Baukhungri festival has been began from Tuesday with two-day various programme scheduled at Harinaguri,10km east of Kokrajhar town along the Baukhungri Hill in Kokrajhar district....

Prof Taher passes away

25 Feb 2015 - 12:05pm | AT News
The death of eminent educationist, social scientist, renowned geographer and author Mohammad Taher has been widely condoled across the state. Professor Taher breathed his last in a private hospital...

No tobacco in public transport

25 Jun 2015 - 7:27pm | AT News
Tobacco consumption in the public transport system is set to be a thing of the past. Courtesy transport department.In a significant order, transport commissioner has passed a slew of instructions to...