BBC News style guide

The current style guide for all BBC News output details many of the rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as issues of accuracy, fairness and impartiality.

Audiences expect the BBC to demonstrate the highest standards of English because well-written stories are easier to understand. This is the current style guide for all BBC News output. Although it is only a guide for journalists, it details many of the rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar. It also covers accuracy, fairness and impartiality. The Oxford English Dictionary is otherwise the preferred reference.