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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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MLA Jiten Gogoi mired in land grabbing case

4 Apr 2008 - 1:24pm | editor
Bokhat MLA is mired in a land grabbing allegation as police have registered a case against Bokakhat MLA Jiten Gogoi in Dispur following a complaint lodged by one Sashindra Das of Hengrabari area in...

Nalbari army jawan dead in J&K

16 Sep 2015 - 8:31am | AT News
After Chitra Saikia, yet another army jawan from Assam lost his life at an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir. Identified as Jayanta Medhi, the army jawan  from Mukalmuwa in Nalbari...

JPC reschedules Assam hearing in Delhi

11 Apr 2018 - 11:43am | AT News
NEW DELHI: The Joint Parliamentary Committee set up to study the issues centering around the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has rescheduled the April 12 hearing for the organizations from Assam...