The AP Stylebook has been regarded as the “journalist’s bible” and a staple for professional news-reporting for years. Now citizen journalists have their own bible too.
Yahoo will debut its style guide for the web, “The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World” on July 6. According to TechCrunch:
“The company targets professional journalists, bloggers, technical writers, editors but also web developers, designers, small- and medium-size businesses, advertising and PR agencies and … newspapers folks.”
It is available in print for $21.99, or online for $14.84. Subjects range from proper punctuation and grammar to writing style for mobile devices. It appears to be an excellent addition to citizen journalists’ toolbox, and a boost to their credibility in the world of professional journalism.