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Live webinar: Writing with CP style in the age of AI

Webinar ticket(s) | Dec. 7, 2023 at 11 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET Space is limited. Register today!

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Live webinar: Writing with CP style in the age of AI

$95.00 | 75 minutes via Zoom with Q&A time
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

James McCarten, Editor, The Canadian Press Stylebook

Join our live webinar as The Canadian Press explores the impact of artificial intelligence on the future of writing and editing using CP style. We’ll share guidance on writing about AI and discuss the lessons learned from experimenting with new AI tools. You’ll also gain valuable insights on when AI can and cannot help in crafting lively and concise headlines that tell readers everything they need to know while luring them to read more.

Space is limited. Book your spot today!


  • The guidelines for writing about AI: Get a sneak peek from James on our plans for the next edition of the CP Stylebook, including guidance on using terms like ‘large language models,’ ‘machine learning’ and ‘hallucination’.
  • The capabilities and limitations of using AI writing tools: Watch James go head-to-head with ChatGPT to evaluate how well it understands CP style, spelling and grammar. What are the do’s and don’ts of using AI writing tools to ensure your writing follows CP style?
  • The art and science of headline writing: Understand the style and tips CP journalists follow for headlines and how they can be applied beyond news stories. Will AI help or hinder your ability to master the craft of writing accurate, concise, attention-grabbing headlines?


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.


Earn your CP Style Certification for display on your resumé or LinkedIn profile after testing your knowledge.

  • If I buy my ticket, but later find out I can’t attend, will you provide a refund?
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    Yes, we will share the presentation, along with the recording of the webinar, with all registered participants the day after the webinar.
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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