Thursday, July 21, 2005

Syle & Substance

The latest Style & Substance newsletter from the Wall Street Journal is out.

I really like this note:
"Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia either have laws on their books--or case-law precedent--?that shield journalists from revealing sources." So, what's the first question a reader would ask? Right, "What's the only state that doesn't?" Our article and articles in scores of other publications haven't answered the question. So, as a public service and for future reference, we'll tell you. Wyoming.
I've heard that a bunch of times and have been meaning to look it up but hadn't gotten around to it yet.

There's also an update to WSJ style on datelines (is Paul Martin a reader of Bill Walsh's blog, perhaps?), that includes that they normally should be cities, not regions or states, although Hollywood is one exception.

Read more here (pdf).


At 10:49 PM, July 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell all of us why this section is called "Syle & Substance."


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