Centurion Style Sheet
· Bucks County Community College is always referred to as Bucks.
· Punctuation goes inside the quotation.
“I like Bucks,” said 24-year-old Laura Irwin, a journalism major of Newtown. “But, I hate poor grammar.”
“Who wrote this,” asked Centurion editor Janine Logue.
· Do not pull quotes or information from sites (even bucks.edu) without proper attribution.
· Put your name on the top of your article.
· Send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org (Centurion) as well as email@example.com (Tony).
· Second reference for names is the last name only. No Doctor, Mr., President or Professor.
· Dual Admissions is not a major. That’s a transferring student.
· Student quotes require Name, Major, Age and Town.
· Use AP stylebook. Check AP stylebook.
Titles, Dates, Acronyms, Second References and Measures are common mistakes.
· If it already happened, it is past tense. “Said” not “Says.”
· Most majors and titles are not capitalized.
Matt Cipriano, director of student life, said, “The Centurion is the 2007 student organization of the year!”
· Stories must include at least five sources.
· Use good quotes, not “typical Bucks student” quotes. Use information that is helpful to the story, not just filler.
· Stories have a minimum of 500 words.
· If you cannot finish your story by deadline (Noon, Wednesdays), you must notify the Centurion.
· “Spell check” and read your stories before submission. Does it sound good?
· Use consistent second references.
· Leads are one sentence introductions, 25-30 words in length.
· Make sure your story includes all applicable of WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY AND HOW.