Now in its 16th edition, The Chicago Manual of Style is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words. On November 8th a panel of experts convened at International House to discuss both the history of this authoritative text and its relevance in an era where instantaneous global publication is only a tap, text, or tweet away. Audience participation was encouraged via live polling on matters of usage and style and submitting comments and questions via Twitter. The discussion was moderated by Alison Cuddy, host of WBEZ’s award-winning news magazine Eight Forty-Eight. Panelists included:
Ben Zimmer - University of Chicago AM’98, former writer of the New York Times Magazine’s "On Language" column and Executive Producer of Visual Thesaurus and Vocabulary.com
Carol Fisher Saller - Senior Manuscript Editor for the University of Chicago Press, editor of the popular Chicago Style Q+A and author of The Subversive Copy Editor
Anita Samen - Managing Editor, Books Division, for the University of Chicago Press
Jason Riggle - Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Chicago and Director of the Chicago Language Modeling Laboratory
This event was co-produced by The University of Chicago and Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago). It is part of WBEZ's 2011-2012 Off-Air Event Series and the International House Global Voices Program.