Don’t Ignore Your Table of Contents

I love journalism students, not just because I have one, but because they will save us from having to live with crap like

But even journalism students make mistakes now and then.

As a student, you might think that once you’ve spent all your creative energy writing your article, and compiling your publication, the table of contents will just write itself, right? Wrong.

Take, for example, this university newspaper TOC.

On page 7, I think the author would have liked this title to read “Album” review, and the artist, Sufjan Stevens, would like both his first and last name capitalized.

And down there on page 14, “anyways” should lose the “s”.

Note to all journalism students: the AP Stylebook is your best friend. Learn to love it!


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