FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
TO: Editorial Staff
FROM: Editorial Policy Committee
RE: Election pieces, approved language
Oct. 26, 2010
As you all know, Election Day is one week from now, and we know you’re all busy preparing and shaping the coverage that the New York Times is justly famous for.
Please be aware that the Editorial Policy Committee has made some changes and additions to the approved NYT stylebook, and we’d like you to take a moment to review them before you begin filing pieces about what’s shaping up to be a controversial midterm election.
That’s a great place to start, actually: Controversial has long been preferred usage …