Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, capitalization, Chicago Manual of Style, publication names and capitalization, the and capitalization
Which is correct?
a. The New York Times
b. the New York Times
Answer: It depends on your guide.
The Chicago Manual of Style prefers lower case for articles (a, an, the) beginning newspaper names but AP style is to capitalize them if they’re part of the publication’s name. If you follow a particular guide, follow its guidelines. If you’re not constrained to a guide, you just have to follow the universal rule: Decide what your own rule is and be consistent.
More on that cell phone billing scam:
The Haggler, AKA David Segal, reports: Cellphone Cramming Gets a Second Look.
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