In interdisciplinary fields such as Journalism, use the documentation method indicated on the syllabus for academic writing. If none is given, it is best to follow the documentation method preferred in the discipline that most informs the essay that you are writing. For example, in a historical essay, use footnoting (Chicago style); in a social science essay APA style would be appropriate; in a literature essay, you would probably choose MLA.

Journalists are often expected to comply with the standards set by the Canadian Press.Your instructor will indicate if you are required to comply to these standards in your assignments.

Updated August 2017

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