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Overview

Fully revised and updated, the essential handbook for all writers, editors, students, and public relations specialists.

More people write for the Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers have bought more copies of The AP Stylebook than of any other journalism reference. With this essential guide in hand, any writer can learn to communicate with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this edition contains over 5,000 A to Z entries—including more than 50 new ones—laying out the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. Comprehensive and easy to use, The AP Stylebook provides the facts and references necessary to write accurately about the world today: correct names of countries and organizations, Internet language and search techniques, language to avoid, common trademarks, and the unique guidelines for business and sports reporting. The final word on media law, The AP Stylebook also includes an invaluable section dedicated to crucial advice on how writers can guard against libel and copyright infringement. The veritable "journalist's bible," this is the one reference that working writers cannot afford to be without.

With more than 50 new entries plus updates of more than 100 others, The AP Stylebook includes such features as:
* An A to Z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals, and usage
* Internet guidelines
* Sports guidelines and style
* Business guidelines and style
* A guide to punctuation
* Supreme Court decisions regarding libel law
* Summary of First Amendment rules
* The right of privacy
* Copyright guidelines
* Proofreaders' marks

Author Biography: The Associated Press (www.ap.org) is a not-for-profit news cooperative, providing coverage of news, sports, business, weather, entertainment, politics, and technology in text, audio, video, graphics, and photos to 15,000 news outlets worldwide. Distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, AP services daily reach more than one billion people. With headquarters in New York City, the AP has 241 bureaus worldwide and more than 3,500 employees.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780917360190
  • Publisher: Association Press, N.Y.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
What's New ix
Bibliography x
Stylebook
Key 2
An A to Z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals and usage 3
Internet Search Tips 128
Sports Guidelines and Style 281
Business Guidelines and Style 303
A Guide to Punctuation 324
Briefing on Media Law
Introduction 338
What Is Libel? 339
Liability for Republication 340
Privileges 341
Defenses 346
Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Libel Law 349
Summary of First Amendment Rules 354
Public and Private Plaintiffs 355
Miscellaneous 357
Applying the Rules 357
Points to Remember 359
Access to Places and Information 360
The Right of Privacy 364
Copyright Guidelines 368
Proofreaders' Marks 370
About the Ap 372
Headquarters 375
U.S. Bureaus 376
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