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New AP Stylebook released

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ondeadline, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    This story highlights some of the changes:

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "Knuckleball" just made the AP stylebook? Hoyt Wilhelm wept ...
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Gee, thanks for timeout, which the Sports Style and Reference guide has had for years.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't had a hard copy of the stylebook for three years. Online version is easier and it updates throughout the year. And you get an e-mail when updates are made. Plus, the frequently asked questions is a nice resource for things that aren't in the stylebook.
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Finally, an authoritative stance on baba ghanoush. Now all the in-fighting can finally come to an end.
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Has anyone at AP ever thought of putting new entries and changes in some kind of lightly shaded tint box to make it easier to identify them?

    I guess not.
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Why the change to cesarean instead of caesarean?
  8. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Another useful thing they started not long ago is a Twitter account. If you message them asking for a question or clarification, they'll shoot you something back pretty fast.
  9. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Because they wanted to ... cut out the A.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    But did you notice the misspelling on page 5?
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Such as:

    An AP Stylebook Online entry has been updated. As an online subscriber, you can receive these updates whenever the Associated Press makes them. Every time you log into AP Stylebook Online, you can easily find recent updates on the main page.

    Editor's Note: The Twitter entry has been corrected to say that to tweet as a verb and a tweet as a noun should be lowercase.



    A community-based message-distribution system that allows users to post continual status updates of up to 140 characters detailing their activities for followers. The verb is to Twitter or to tweet. A Twitter message is known as a tweet.
  12. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    From Twitter:

    1:00pm, Apr 16 from CoTweet

    Responding to reader input, we are changing Web site to website. This appears on Stylebook Online today and in the 2010 book next month.
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