Letter to Romenesko
From DANNY GRONER: I’m interested in learning whether the old style of capitalizing the word “Internet” is still the way to go in this day and age. We’ve budged on “Web site” and similar nomenclature, so why would the capital I continue to rule the day?
Even if old style sheets continue to preach the capital I, I wondered if any news outlets have opted to violate this traditional rule and lower-cased their Is. I thought you might be of some help as I try to make the case that my company’s articles and literature should make a move in the lower-case direction.
Have you come across any evidence that lower-casing “Internet” as a rising style?
I’ve noticed that tech sites have embraced the lower-case i. What’s your newsroom’s style?