The Press: The Reporter's Guide

In the opinion of many a newspaper editor, the typical reporter is a near illiterate who is dedicated to the proposition that the preposition is to end sentences with. To help the reporter overcome his ignorance, most newspapers provide him with a style book—and in their very diversity, newspaper style books make some of the most entertaining reading to be found anywhere.

The style books do not always agree on usage. The Indianapolis Star spells it "clew," the Indianapolis News "clue." Most papers capitalize Pope, but the Miami Herald does not. In most...

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