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CP Style Webinar on-demand: Style changes in the 19th Edition

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$95.00 | 85 minutes

James McCarten, Editor, The Canadian Press Stylebook and Joanna Smith, Ottawa bureau chief

Register to view this on-demand webinar featuring James and Joanna as they provide an in-depth review of what’s new in CP style and important updates in the 19th edition of The Canadian Press Stylebook. The video recording is presented as 12 segments, so you can view the topics in whatever order is most relevant to you.


We’ll take you behind the scenes to understand how CP style decisions are made.  Catch up on CP’s new advice, expanded guidance and/or modern rules on:  

  • Sensitive subjects such as sexual misconduct, disabilities and mental illness
  • Use of terms like Black, Indigenous, white, brown, among many others
  • Incorporating diverse voices and navigating the shifting norms on race and ethnicity
  • New advice for writing about climate change in a clear and informative way
  • COVID-19, vaccines, variants and the ever-evolving language of public health


James looks into the camera. He wears glasses. He is seen in close up James McCarten has served as editor of the Canadian Press Stylebook and Caps and Spelling since 2010. He has worked for CP in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Queen’s Park, Ottawa and Washington, D.C., where he currently serves as the agency’s sole foreign correspondent. Prior to Washington, he spent eight years in Ottawa as the company’s parliamentary news editor and acting parliamentary bureau chief.
Joanna Smith looks into the camera and wears glasses Joanna Smith is the Ottawa bureau chief at The Canadian Press. A journalist on Parliament Hill since 2008, she has travelled with campaigns during four federal elections and one Quebec election. She is passionate about policy, politics, parliamentary procedure and helping Canadians understand why they matter.

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Earn your CP Style Certification for display on your resumé or LinkedIn profile after testing your knowledge of changes in the 19th edition.


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    This on-demand webinar is non-refundable.
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CP style evolves as language changes. This webinar helps you ensure your writing follows the latest standards adopted by media and communications professionals nationwide: 

  • Journalists
  • Corporate communicators
  • Teachers and students
  • Public relations writers
  • Website producers
  • Magazine writers and editors