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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

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Food poisoning: over 100 taken ill after consuming botched gram in sivasagar

5 Jul 2010 - 3:26am | editor
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Gaurav has no syndicate: CM

1 Apr 2013 - 11:38am | AT News
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday made it clear that his son Gaurav Gogoi was never involved in syndicate.Talking to  reporter in the Assam assembly premise on Monday, Gogoi said that the...

1200 Reang Regugees came back to Home

28 May 2010 - 11:46am | Raktim Baruah
A group of 1200 Reang refugees has returned back to home, Mizoram from Kanchanpur of north Tripura after thirteen years of displacement. Flowing the recent direction of the central home ministry...