If you want to work in media or be a strong professional writer, you must have a solid grasp of AP Style because it is the standard writing format for all media practitioners.
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!
I required mainstream reading in my courses this semester. My students loved it!
Writing isn’t always easy. Some days it’s brutal. Following this standard four-part formula can make blog writing a more routine and easier process.
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.
The Associated Press updated some of its crime-related stylebook entries, include those addressing murder and weapons. The crime entry changes will be part of the next stylebook, which is scheduled to publish May 29.
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?