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Journalism
03/10/2008

Additional Journalism Flashcards

 


 

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Term

 

He said President Bush will meet with Vice President Dick Cheney tomorrow.

 

He met Auburn City Engineer William Fendly.

 

The list included Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. 

 

presidency (always lowercased)

 

Definition

 

Capitalize a title before a name

Term

The president will meet with the vice president.

 

The Auburn city engineer...

 

Donald Rumsfeld, defense secretary,...

Definition

 

Lowercase titles standing alone or following a name

Term

gardener John Jones

 

defense attorney John Paul

 

astronaut John Glenn

 

professor John Smith

Definition

 

Lowercase occupational or false titles

Term

Union

Republic

Colonies

Republic of Korea

French Fifth Republic

Definition
Capitalize when referring to the United States
Term

Congress

Senate

House

Cabinet

Legislature

 

Supreme Court

6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Juvenile Court and District Court

Definition
Capitalize when referring to the United States or specific state
Term

The building in Washington (or Montgomery)

Definition

Capitol

 

(state Capitol)

Term

The Senate Judiciary Committee met at noon.

 

The committee recessed early.

 

The Senate Judiciary subcommitte meet today.

Definition

Capitalize committee in full names

 

lowercase committee when standing alone

 

always lowercase subcommittee

Term

He received Social Security payments.

 

He advocates social security for the aged.

Definition

Capitalize Social Security Administration and Social Security Act when referring to the U.S. system

 

but lowercase in a general sense

Term

Army

Navy and Navy Seal

Air Force

 Marines

Coast Guard and Marine Coast Guardsman

Armed Forces

National Guard

Reserves

Definition

 

Capitalize when referring to the United States

 

but lowercase soldier, sailor and leatherneck

Term

Mother's Day

Battle of the Bulge

Good Friday

Hurricane Henry

Safety Week

Typhoon Tilda

New Year's Day

Definition

Capitalize holidays, historic events, special events, hurricanes, typhoons

 

but lowercase... What will the new year bring?

Term

Middle East

Texas Panhandle

Orient

Chicago's South Side

Deep South

Mideast

Lower Manhattan

Definition

Capitalize specific regions

Term

East-West realtions

East Germany

north Alabama

Definition

Capitalize ideological and political areas (Region)

 

Lowercase mere direction (Direction)

Term

Democratic Party

Democrat

Republican

Socialist

Communist

Independent

Red China and Red Army

democratic form of government

republican system

socialism

Definition
Capitalize political parties
Term

God the Father

the Son

the Son of God

the Redeemer

the Holy Spirit

Allah

he, his, him, who, whose, whom

Bible, Quran, Talmud

Satan

Hades

heaven

hell

devil

Definition
Capitalize all names ofthe Bible and all names of organized religious movements
Term

Broad and Main streets

Broad Street

Main Street

Definition
Lowercase street, road and avenue when plural
Term

"Tom Sawyer"

"Mona Lisa"

Bible

Webster's Dictionary

Definition
Capitalize and place in quotes titles of books, plays, poems, speeches, songs, movies, operas, works of art
Term

Tigers

Crimson Tide

Sunshine State

Old Glory

the Magic City

the Big Apple

Sin City

Definition

Capitalize fanciful nicknames

Term

Medal of Honor

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Definition

remove Congressional

add Presidential

Term

The City Council voted.

The County Commission voted.

The Department of Education

 

Definition

 Capitalize when not standing alone

 

council alone never capitalized

Term

...at 9:30 a.m. CDT on Friday

Auburn is on Central Daylight Time

Auburn is in the Central time zone

Definition
Abbreviate time zones when used with a specific time
Term

In addresses that include the number abbreviate...

 

spell out all others at all times

Definition

St.

Ave.

Blvd.

 

N.

S.

E.

N.W.

North (when number not given)

Term

35 mm film

 

My car gets 15 miles per gallon.  My previous car got 20 mpg.

Definition
Lowercase abbreviations that do not involve proper names.  On first mention spell out miles per gallon
Term

She was born in Boise, Idaho, and moved to Logan, Utah, at the age of 18.

 

He was born in Amite, La., and moved to Auburn, Ala., for three years.

 

They lived at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., for three years.

Definition
Abbreviate all states (with more than six letters) when they follow cities, towns, military bases, national parks and reservations.
Term

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.N. headquarters

U.S. foreign policy

 

The foreign policy of the United States has been...

 

The membeship of the United Nations is divided...

Definition

Abbreviate United States and United Nations in titles and when used as adjectives

 

Spell out Unites States and United Naitons when used as a noun

Term

Bob Jones went to Chicago in January and returned Feb. 3.

 

The battle started February 1945.

 

The battle started Feb. 19, 1945, when Marines...

Definition

Abbreviate months only when used with a calendar date

Term

President Jay Gouge of Auburn University has called for a change in... Gouge opposed the plan.

 

Dr. Jane Smith, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has called... Smith said...

Definition
Professional titles normally are used on first mention, either before or following the name.
Term

The lieutenant governor told members...

The senator urged his colleagues...

The president spoke to the nation...

Definition

Spell out and lowercase all titles used after the name or standing alone

Term

They were Dan Jones of Opelika, Bill Smith of Dadeville and Mrs. J.C. Wade of Atlanta.

Definition
DO NOT use a comma before of (or in)
Term

J.C. Penney Co. Inc.

John Jones II and William C. Ivey Jr. attended

Definition
Omit the comma before Roman numerals, Jr. and Sr., and after Co. Inc.
Term

one-nine

 10+

Definition

write out numerals one through nine

 

use numerals for numbers 10 and higher

Term

"I won't go," she said.

 

"I'll just stay here."

Definition
The comma and period ALWAYS go inside the quotation marks
Term

$1,450,000 is $1.45 million

 

$2,455,000 is $2.46 million

Definition
more than $1 million must be rounded to two decimal places