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Category/Tagging Dos and Don’ts

  1. School Names
    Only use the name of a school or unit as a tag if the story is about news specific to the functioning or organization of that school. For example, the creation of a new division or the selection of a new dean for that school. Do not use the name of a school as a tag if a story happens to be about a faculty member or student from that school.
  2. Individuals’ Names
    Only use someone’s name as a tag if the person is particularly prominent or there’s a significant body of work about them. Examples: Barack Obama, Eric Garcetti, David Petraeus.
  3. Avoid Tag Redundancy
    Make sure that a similar tag doesn’t already exist before adding a new tag.