Writing Tips: Handling Sources and Linking
Every website publication handles how sources and links are treated a little bit differently. It’s a little bit a matter of style, and a little bit a matter of keeping things consistent so that the reader has a clear expectation of what’s going on when reading a story.
At High Gear Media, our editorial staff’s “house style” is as follows:
* First mention of a publication/website source — italicize it, don’t link it, don’t include “.com”
* At bottom of the story, put the source in brackets, link it, don’t include “.com”
And take note: we have a contest running in June to win an Apple iPad for writing about cars.