Changes outlined in the 2016 Associated Press Stylebook, including the adoption of 250 new or revised entries, went into effect in June. This post outlines some of the changes already released.
The Associated Press released the 2015 Stylebook today. The Stylebook has 300 new or revised entries and is more than 600 pages long. The newest edition includes entires such as favorite, meme and an expanded explanation of covering suicide. It also has updated sports, social media, fashion, and food sections. It’s an exciting day for nerds everywhere!
The Associated Press is changing the way state names are used, effective May 1. No more abbreviating state names in stories.
The Associated Press added “selfie” to the stylebook. The addition accompanied another change I’m not sure I can make.
The Associated Press created the “golden standard” of media writing with its Stylebook. If you want to work in media or be a strong professional writer, you must have a solid grasp of AP Style and use it in all of your writing.
Do you know someone who can’t spell without spell checker? What about someone who can’t do basic math without a calculator? I fear the new AP StyleGuard will result in media writers with this same level of ignorance about the AP Stylebook. What do you think? Do you see merit in the AP StyleGuard? Will you use it in your newsroom?
Stop the Press! The Associated Press is changing its stylebook. The Associated Press adopted website to replace Web site. The group announced the change Friday via its Twitter feed @APStylebook. Although those in the industry apparently are divided about the change, I think it’s fabulous. Web site just looks dated and wrong. Another change I’m […]