New York Times staffers received the following email Monday morning (from Poynter):
From: Jolly, Tom
Date: May 2, 2011 4:15:37 AM EDT
Subject: Two style decisions
At Jill [managing editor Jill Abramson] and Bill’s [executive editor Bill Keller] request, we dropped the honorific for Bin Laden.
Without a “Mr.” in front of his name, it was decided that we should capitalize the “B” in Bin Laden on second references.
Associate Managing Editor / Night News
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