Associated Press: Stylebook and Libel Manual, The

Associated Press
The style of the Associated Press defines clear news writing. In fact, more people write for the AP news service than for any single newspaper or broadcaster in the world. The AP Stylebook is therefore ”the journalist’s bible,” an essential handbook for all writers, editors, students, and public-relations specialists.The AP Stylebook contains over 5,000 entries laying out the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. It gives journalists the references they need to write about the world today: correct names of countries and organizations, language to avoid, common trademarks. Special sections cover business and sports reporting. This edition, published in the Associated Press’s 150th year, also includes crucial advice on how writers can guard against libel and copyright infringement.An up-to-date AP Stylebook belongs on the desk of every working writer.


Reviewed: 2015-05-27
I've never really forgiven them for making a compound generic word out of the previously two-word proper name "Web site." But, I suppose it's important not just to learn AP style, but also to grow and adjust with it. Or so they told me in an e-mail or facsimile last week.
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