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Newspaper style the link campus journalism training-workshop 2012

  1. 1. July 16, 2012GJC Audio-Visual Room
  2. 2. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  3. 3. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Must have a nose for news  Must be able to tell the truth  Must not be afraid of people  Must be able to finish articles on time  Must be knowledgeable in style
  4. 4. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  It is a distinctive form or a way of doing something.  In journalism, it refers to the fact that every time a certain term appears in a newspaper, they are spelled the same way.  It also covers the use of abbreviations, titles, punctuations and how time is mentioned.
  5. 5. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  6. 6. Mr. Antonio Delgado July 16, 2012GJC Audio-Visual Room
  7. 7. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Thenumbers 1 – 9 are written in words while the numbers 10 and above are written in figures. Example: nine students 13 children
  8. 8. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 EXCEPTIONS:  dates, address: always in figures.  proper nouns: may be written in figures/words  beginning of sentence: always in words  events: 1st – 9th is allowed
  9. 9. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Here in the Philippines, American English is used, not British English. Ex: color, not colour  If a word has more than one accepted spelling, the shortest one is preferred. Ex: judgment, instead of judgement enrolment, instead of enrollment
  10. 10. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  The first letter of the sentence is always capitalized.  Proper nouns are capitalized, common nouns are not. Ex: singer Regine Velasquez
  11. 11. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Small letters are usually used for title or position. Ex: Dr. Noemi Villanueva, the president of GJC, delivered the opening remarks.  Titles are capitalized when they appear right before a name: Ex: President Noemi Villanueva, Ph.D.
  12. 12. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Spellout Dept., gov’t, and other abbreviations.  The abbreviations Jr. and Sr. are allowed in names.  Remember: Engr. Emmanuel Delgado; Engineer Delgado 12 Dimagiba St.; Dimagiba Street
  13. 13. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 A title or position of a person may be abbreviated if it appears before the name but not if simply used in the sentence: Ex: Sen. Recto filed another taxation bill yesterday. The senator filed another taxation bill yesterday.
  14. 14. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Acronyms are usually written in capital letters. Example: GJC
  15. 15. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  When an acronym appears for the first time in a news story, it is written after its meaning and it is enclosed in parentheses. Ex: University of the Philippines (UP)
  16. 16. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  The first sentence of a paragraph is indented.  In news stories, the rule is one paragraph, one sentence only.
  17. 17. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Check for errors in:  Tenses of Verbs  Subject-Verb Agreement  Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement (agreement in gender and number)  Articles (a, an, the)
  18. 18. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Remember: he said and not said he; Aquino said and not said Aquino Remember: three-day training and not three-days training. Trained for three days and not trained for three-day.
  19. 19. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  It is used at the end of declarative and imperative sentences.  It is used in abbreviations such as p.m., a.m., Jr., Sr., Pres., Sen., Rep., Gov., Gen., Capt., Dr., Fr., Atty., Corp., and Inc.  Acronyms of schools, organizations and offices do not need periods.
  20. 20. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Use commas:  to separate the month and day from the year.  to separate the street, barangay, town and province in an address  to separate facts. Ex: Jolas Burayag, 17, sophomore BSIT student
  21. 21. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Do not use commas:  to separate the abbreviation Jr., Sr., or III from the name. Ex: Emmanuel Delgado Jr.
  22. 22. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Use colons when presenting a series of information and use semicolons to separate components of the series. Ex. Elected officers of the Board of Elders are: Dr. Arturo Guina, President; Atty. Ferdinand Dumlao, Vice President; Dr. Narciso V. Matienzo, Secretary; and Dr. Poyen Pini, Treasurer.
  23. 23. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 Use hyphen:  in most compound nouns Ex: editor-in-chief, officer-in-charge  in fractions Ex: two-thirds, three-fourths  in numerals Ex: twenty-two, fifty-nine
  24. 24. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Quotation marks are used in direct quotations. Indirect quotations do not need them. Ex. “I forgot it,” he said. He said he forgot it.  Periods and commas are written first before closing quotation marks. Ex. “Let’s go to SM,” the boy said.
  25. 25. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Quotation marks are used to set off titles of events, shows, movies, books, etc. Ex. We watched “The Titanic.”  Quotation marks are used to set off an alias or nickname. Ex. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Junior Juan Chua also known as “Boy Singkit”
  26. 26. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Apostrophes are used in the possessive form of the noun. Ex. the teacher’s table the teachers’ meeting  In contractions of words Ex. I’m (am) you’re (you are) (Avoid using contractions except when quoting sources)
  27. 27. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Watch out for jumbled letters, words and paragraphs.  Delete editorializing words/phrases. Ex. The very beautiful and intelligent principal… The cops were right in arresting…
  28. 28. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1  Check for redundancies (recurring words/phrases/paragraphs, synonymous or redundant terms). Ex. the concert the concert ended at the back of the rear advance planning asked a question repeat again
  29. 29. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  30. 30. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1
  31. 31. The LinkJuly 16, 2012 Vol.1 Issue 1 POINTERS: 5 W’s and 1 H  Quotations  Details  One paragraph, one sentence

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