We are making changes on our wire, effective April 15, to make

first_imgit easier for you to access our stories. The changes relate to: 1. The practice of sending stories in takes (1st take, 2nd take, 3rd take etc). 2. The slugs of our stories. TAKES: Under the new system, we will do away with takes, which are chronological additions to a story. Instead, we will progressively build the story starting with the usual short version of 150 to 200 words. The second story, the slug of which will be prefixed by LD (short for Lead), will be 400 to 500 words and will contain all the material of the first story. The third story (2ND LD) will be 500 to 600 words and so on. This will ensure you get a full story every time, and not truncated parts. There will now be no need to search for different takes and stitch them together for publication. Every subsequent Lead will be a complete and fully publishable story. It will carry an “Editors note” with a brief description of the new material and/or changes in the latest version. SLUGS: All PTI story slugs will be prefixed with two or three letters that will denote the state where they are originating from, or the ministries they relate to. For example: 1. A Tamil Nadu story about water shortage will be TN-WATER SHORTAGE 2. A Chhattisgarh story about a Naxal attack will be CG-NAXAL ATTACK 3. A West Bengal story relating to Mamata Banerjee will be WB-MAMATA-RALLY New Delhi-datelined stories about the central government will carry a three-letter slug that indicates the ministries or departments they are associated with. For example: 1. The external affairs ministry commenting on Pakistan will be slugged MEA-INDIA-PAK 2. The Prime Ministers Office announcing Ajit Dovals trip will be PMO-DOVAL All economic and business stories will carry the preface BIZ. All sports stories will be SPO Cabinet-related stories will be CAB Politics-related stories will be POL A full list of various slug prefaces is attached below: Slugs for the Supreme Court, high court and subordinate court stories will remain the same — SC, HC and COURT. However, this would be prefixed with the state or the Union territory. Some examples of court story slugs: SC-TRIPLE TALAQ, DL-HC-KINDERGARTEN SCHOOLS, MH-HC-DOCTORS STRIKE. For tribunal-related stories, the master slug will be TRIBUNAL like TRIBUNAL-GREEN-POLLUTION. The master slug for states/Union territories will be: 1. Andhra Pradesh AP 2. Arunachal Pradesh AR 3. Assam AS 4. Bihar BH 5. Chhattisgarh CG 6. Goa GA 7. Gujarat GJ 8. Haryana HR 9. Himachal Pradesh HP 10. Jammu and Kashmir JK 11. Jharkhand JH 12. Karnataka KA 13. Kerala KL 14. Madhya Pradesh MP 15. Maharashtra MH 16. Manipur MN 17. Meghalaya MG 18. Mizoram MZ 19. Nagaland NL 20. Odisha OD 21. Punjab PB 22. Rajasthan RJ 23. Sikkim SK 24. Tamil Nadu TN 25. Telangana TL 26. Tripura TR 27. Uttarakhand UK 28. Uttar Pradesh UP 29. West Bengal WB 1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands AN 2. Chandigarh CH 3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli DN 4. Daman and Diu DD 5. Delhi DL 6. Lakshadweep LW 7. Puducherry PD Slugs for various offices or ministries will be: The Presidents Secretariatadvertisement PREZ The Vice Presidents Office VP The Prime Ministers Office PMO The Ministry of External Affairs MEA Defence-related stories or the Ministry of Defence DEF The Ministry of Home Affairs MHA Aviation-related stories or the Ministry of Civil Aviation AVI The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB The Ministry of Water Resources WAT The Ministry of Women and Child Development WCD The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MHFW The Department of Personnel and Training DOPT The Ministry of Urban Development UD The Ministry of Railways RAIL The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports YAS The Ministry of Tourism TOUR The Ministry of Culture CUL The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation HUPA The Ministry of Human Resource Development HRD The Ministry of Minority Affairs MMA The Ministry of Science and Technology SCI The Income Tax Department ITX The Election Commission of India EC The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence DRI The Enforcement Directorate ED The National Investigation Agency NIA The Customs Department CUST The Central or State Excise Department EXE For any clarification please call Sujit Chatterjee on PTIs national desk in New Delhi at 011-41394425. PTI SC IKAlast_img read more