As with previous notes about offensive language, what follows focuses on radio reports.
But it's worth noting that we also do not put f-bombs, s-bombs, slurs and other offensive language on digital platforms without senior editors' approval.
These are mandatary steps:
1. Reporter/editor/producer (from desks and shows): As soon as you think there's even a chance you may need to include such language in a radio piece, put an ALL CAPS message in the "Notes" field of your story's Newsflex collection.
It should say "THIS STORY CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE."