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Editorial Guidelines

Assam Times recommends its contributors/citizen journalists the following resources:
 
BBC News Styleguide
 
Avoid clichés and improve your journalism with this PDF version of the BBC News Styleguide. The Guide gives practical suggestions on many aspects of journalism style, including abbreviations, clichés, reported speech - and how to avoid irritating your editor. http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/news-style-guide 
 

The BBC Editorial Guidelines
The BBC Editorial Guidelines outline the standards the BBC expects of all BBC content on TV, radio and online.
They are designed for everyone who makes content for the BBC, to help them deal with difficult editorial decisions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/

Associated Press Style Guidelines
Summarized by Professor Jack Gillespie, Rowan University, Ret.

http://www.larrylitwin.com/handouts/21%20-%20AP%20Style%20Summary.pdf

The Verification Handbook 
A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage, a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. http://verificationhandbook.com/book

Photo caption
In most photo captions the first sentence identifies the people and place in the photograph and supply the date and location where it was taken. The second (and perhaps third) sentence should provide contextual information to help readers understand what they are looking at. https://ijnet.org/en/blog/writing-photo-captions

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Wild tusker kills one at Dudhnoi

7 Aug 2011 - 7:20pm | Hamidul Gani

A 55 year old person was trampled to death by a wild tusker at a Village near Dudhnoi in Goalpara district in the early morning of Saturday. After damaging the house the elephant attacked Jogesh Nath when he was sleeping at his house along with other family members that night. While others managed to run away, Jogesh Nath failed to move fast and fell victim to the tusker's wrath, villagers said. The incident took place at Maj-jakhili village near Dudhnoi under Krishnai Forest Range in Goalpara district.


It may be noted here that Goalpara district’s southern region has witnessed repeated attacks by wild elephants for about a decade now. Illegal destruction of forests and human encroachment in the forests is the main reason for more and more human-elephant conflicts.


Fake financial institute dupes again

18 Oct 2012 - 2:25am | editor

A fake financial institute has once again duped lakhs of customers during the last two year. The institution in question is Jivan Surakhya Group. Proprietor Chandan Das, who has recently sold out a satellite TV news channel is absconding. That too a week ahead of the date of payments to its agents and customers.
Hundreds of customers vandalized its Hatigaon based office on Wednesday a day after another section of customers did it in Sonari at Sivasagar. Police have already registered a case against Das who is remaining untraced.

Zeliang Nagaland Opp leader

16 Mar 2018 - 7:21am | AT News

KOHIMA: Former Nagaland chief minister and sitting NPF  legislator, T R Zeliang has been elected as Leader of Opposition in the 13th Nagaland Assembly.
Further, Nagaland Unit of the National People’s Party (NPP) President, Ato Yepthomi has appointed MLA Imnatiba as the Chief Whip of NPP while Nagaland Unit BJP President, Visasolie Lhoungu has appointed P. Paiwamg Konyak as the Chief Whip of the Party in the Assembly.
The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party President, Chingwang Konyak has appointed C M Chang as the Chief Whip of the NDPP party in the Assembly.
DIMAPUR