Magazine November 15, 2010, Issue

Update to New York Times Stylebook

Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell speaks during a Tea Party Express rally in Wilmington, Del., October 31, 2010. (Tim Shaffer/Reuters)


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

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