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New York Magazine or New York magazine?

Asked by Link (327points) November 20th, 2010

Which of the following is the correct way to write the name of New York magazine?

1. New York Magazine
2. New York magazine

Also, I figure the words “New York” must appear in italics, but what about the word “magazine”?

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gailcalled's avatar

The magazine writes it as New York Magazine. Skip the italics; the caps. take care of everything.

silky1's avatar

New York Magazine is the correct way.

gailcalled's avatar

In comparison, The New Yorker magazine is written thusly.

Jeruba's avatar

@gailcalled, why do you say skip the italics?

nicobanks's avatar

The title of a publication should appear in italics, so if the title is New York Magazine, it should be written New York Magazine. In informal speech, including forums like fluther, the italics are often omitted.

But I don’t know what the title is. I’d have to have an issue in front of me so I could see how they refer to themselves in the fine print – on the inside cover, maybe, or in the back. Look for their mailing address, or copyright info, and you should find the complete title.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

If this is the correct magazine, its name is New York, and ‘magazine’ is a description of the type of periodical. Thus, it should be typed, New York magazine. Here is a link to one site that explains when to use italics.

gailcalled's avatar

@Jeruba: Beats me.

@Pied_Pfeffer: In your link:

“Quotation marks are used to punctuate titles of short works and parts of other works—i.e., titles of those works that are not published separately.

4. The titles of newspaper and magazine articles are enclosed in quotation marks.”

Link's avatar

@Pied Pfeffer: Thanks a lot. You gave me the answer I wanted and provided a link to the magazine website, which also has the answer. @nicobanks: I believe the magazine is “New York” but you wouldn’t say “I read in New York that this and that.” You’d have to say “I read in New York magazine that this and that,” so I wanted to know if the noun magazine gets forced in as part of the title. According to you guys the answer is no.

Big thank you and everyone who helped out.

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