Remembering Rene Cappon

Associated Press editor Rene “Jack” Cappon has died at age 83. Editor & Publisher has a nice appreciation.

Cappon’s book “The Associated Press Guide to News Writing: The Resource for Professional Journalists” will live on in newsrooms and classrooms (including in my Advanced Editing course). Known as “The Word” in previous editions, the book stresses brevity and specificity, among other qualities of fine writing.