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Agate question on deadline

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bigpern23, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Quick question since I'm on deadline ....

    How does everyone list negative yardage in the agate? For instance, do you do:
    Rushes-yards 1-(-1)
    Rushes-yards 1-(minus-1)
    Rushes-yards 1-minus-1
    Rushes-yards 1-minus 1
    or something else?

    I'm not crazy about any of them and there's nothing listed in the AP style book.
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I do 1-(-1), but as long as you're consistent, it won't be a big deal.
  3. Ditto.
  4. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    AP does 1-(minus-1) in NFL boxes.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Better make sure you find a style you like, though, if you're going to be running Notre Dame football boxes in your paper.
  6. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Consistency is key. Pick a style and go with it.

    FWIW, we do 1-(-1), or in the terms of a game I covered last week: 10-(-47)
  7. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Well-Known Member

    Same here
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