Tip Sheets

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Acronyms

Short guide to acronyms, including capitalization, use of periods, articles and more

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Chicago Manual of Style basics

If The Associated Press Stylebook was created specifically for journalists, the target audience of The Chicago Manual of Style is much broader — all writing and writers.

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(Shorenstein Center)

Basic principles of writing a story lead

A lead (also known as a lede) is the first paragraph or several paragraphs of a story, be it a blog entry or a long article. Its mission is to catch readers’ attention and draw them in.