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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: ...

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Overview

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.

"...the bible of journalists, completely updated & revised ...writers, editors, journalism students, & public relations personnel can find grammatical & usage rules as well as libel & copyright guidelines at their fingertips."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780201339857
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 5/21/1998
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Stylebook 2
Libel Manual 281
Copyright Guidelines 303
Freedom of Information Act 305
Photo Captions 307
Filing the Wire 314
Filing Practices 320
Proofreaders' Marks 330
About the AP 332
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 1999

    Essential for any journalist

    I just finished a semester as a copy editor at the University of Maryland. This book is absolutely ESSENTIAL for anyone currently in the field or students planning to go into journalism. If you don't have it, GET IT!

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