Beginning Sept. 10, HedgeWorld readers may notice certain style changes in news stories. All publications across the Reuters Deals Group, including HedgeWorld and peHUB, are adopting Reuters style. We are doing this in an effort to promote consistency across all our publications and throughout Reuters editorial and Thomson Reuters products.
What this means most obviously is that headlines will from now on contain capital letters only for the first word and any proper nouns, and formal titles like “Mr.” and “Ms.” will be dropped from second and subsequent references to people in stories. Other, smaller-scale changes, such as “email” being one word with no hyphen and “website” being one word rather than two might also be noticed by readers.
Since HedgeWorld’s founding in 1999, those in charge editorially have preferred the combination of the more formal New York Times style and Associated Press style we have used until now. However, it is not Reuters’ style, and Reuters is â€“ editorially â€“ HedgeWorld’s parent. In this day and age putting forth a consistent brand is important. At the end of the day, whether we capitalize words in headlines or use formal titles in stories has no effect on the quality of the information we present. We continue to strive to give you the best, most timely, most thought-provoking hedge fund news and research available on the Internet, or anywhere else.
The style guide, along with information about the Reuters Trust Principles and Reuters Code of Conduct can be found here. If you have questions or comments about HedgeWorld’s news style, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading HedgeWorld.