BBC News Styleguide
BBC News is expected to set the highest standards in accuracy, fairness, impartiality – and in the use of English language. Clear story-telling and language is at the heart of good journalism. This guide was written for BBC journalists but is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to write well. It brings with it responsibilities.
This PDF styleguide will help users to strengthen their journalism and connect with their audiences. The Guide provides users with practical suggestions on many aspects of journalism style, including abbreviations, clichés and reported speech. It aims to stimulate thought and to highlight areas of potential difficulty.