In addition to my usual courses this semester, I am working with a student on an independent study about stylebooks.
Alison Krug, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, has two objectives in mind:
- analyzing how stylebooks come together
- looking at how to better communicate style guidelines to journalists
By the end of the semester, Alison will revise the stylebooks for The Daily Tar Heel and Southern Neighbor. Along the way, she will interview editors at other news organizations about their stylebooks. She will also use the collection of stylebooks at the Park Library to learn about their history and evolution.
I’m looking forward to working with Alison on this project. You can follow her progress throughout the semester on her blog dedicated to the project.