Anzac Day for Journalists

Are you confused about the word ‘Anzac’? Do you need access to key dates and facts about the Gallipoli campaign? Are you a journalist covering Anzac Day this year?

The 2015 edition of the Anzac Day Media Style Guide is now available. The guide is independent, with an editorial advisory board drawn from academia and the media. It does not represent the view or agenda of any individual or organisation.

If you are a journalist the guide is free. Please send an email to including your name and title and the name of your organisation or workplace. For general access you can follow this link:

Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2015 

The Anzac Day Media Style Guide is written by Sharon Mascall-Dare, a working journalist who has previously written style guides for the BBC and the ABC. The guide is an output from her PhD at the University of South Australia, which is entitled: ‘An Australian story: media and memory in the making of Anzac Day’.

Sharon has also produced a radio documentary called ‘Anzac’, broadcast on the BBC World Service, which features interviews with Professor Bruce Scates and students from Monash University. The documentary is available here: