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Q: Grammer question - Italize newspaper name? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Grammer question - Italize newspaper name?
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: kyraeh-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 Aug 2006 07:10 PDT
Expires: 12 Sep 2006 07:10 PDT
Question ID: 755517
What is the proper name of the Times - the Times of London newspaper?

Which words need to be italized in the sentence:  "The London Times
published an article about him."

Request for Question Clarification by tisme-ga on 13 Aug 2006 09:24 PDT
What style of writing are you using? APA? MLA? It could differ
depending on that as well. Please respond a researcher should be able
to assist you with this!

Subject: Re: Grammer question - Italize newspaper name?
Answered By: hummer-ga on 13 Aug 2006 17:52 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi kyraeh,

Here you go, straight from the source.

Times Online 
Online Style Guide - T
"<I>The Times</I>   almost always use italics for the name of the
newspaper, except in headlines. But Times Newspapers Ltd (roman),
publisher of <I>The Times</I> and <I>The Sunday Times</I>, is the
operating company of Times Newspapers Holdings.
In text, in the difficult area of correspondents' and executive
titles, it is permissible to say "the <I>Times</I> political
correspondent", "the <I>Times</I> wine correspondent" etc, although
"political editor of <I>The Times</I>", "wine correspondent of <I>The
Times</I>" etc are preferable. Also (in features headlines, etc) The
Times Gardener etc is an acceptable style to avoid a mass of italics
and apostrophes. Always say "Editor of <I>The Times</I>", "deputy
editor of <I>The Times</I>" etc.
It is permissible to say "a <I>Times</I> reader", "<I>Times</I>
readers", but prefer "readers of <I>The Times</I>". Similarly,
adjectival uses such as "a <I>Times</I> article", "a <I>Times</I>
offer" are acceptable. Keep phrases such as "told <I>The Times</I>" to
a minimum: said is usually preferable.
Also note <I>Times</I> Law Report (without The), but <I>The Times</I>
Crossword etc. Again, some flexibility - to avoid a proliferation of
italics - can be used in puff material etc.
For the London film festival, write in copy <I>The Times</I> bfi
London Film Festival. In puffs, use the logo device, where bfi is
italicised instead, thus: The Times <I>bfi</I> London Film Festival
For sections of the paper, avoid italics: eg, T2 (no longer Times 2),
<I>The Times</I> Magazine, the Weekend Review section, Money,
Body&Soul, Times Travel, The Eye, The Knowledge, Public Agenda,
Career, Crème, Law (supplement)...",,2941-580,00.html

So, Probonopublico-ga is correct. You could say:
<I>The Times</I> published an article about him.
<I>The Times</I> (London) published an article about him.
<I>The Times</I> of London published an article about him.

<I>The Times</I>
"<I>The Times</I> is sometimes referred to by people outside the UK as
the London <I>Times</I> or <I>The Times</I> of London in order to
distinguish it from the many other <I>Times</I> papers such as <I>The
New York Times</I>. However, it is the original "Times" newspaper. It
is also the originator of the ubiquitous <I>Times New Roman</I> font
(and its variants) originally developed by the newspaper in
collaboration with the Linotype company."

Thank you for the interesting question. If you have any questions,
please post a clarification request and wait for me to respond before
closing/rating my answer.

Thank you,

Google Search Terms Used: times london newspaper italicized
kyraeh-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Many thanks!

Subject: Re: Grammer question - Italize newspaper name?
From: probonopublico-ga on 13 Aug 2006 07:40 PDT
The correct title is just 'The Times' which can be italicised.

To distinguish this title from any other you need to add London
somewhere but it should not be incorporated in the title.

Maybe 'The Times' (of London) ...
Subject: Re: Grammer question - Italize newspaper name?
From: hummer-ga on 30 Aug 2006 17:32 PDT
Thank you for the tip,  kyraeh!  It was an interesting question. Sincerely, hummer

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