The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law

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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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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.

Incl. copyright guidelines/Freedom of Information Act/photo captions/filing practices/proofreaders' marks/etc.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780738203089
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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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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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, 2008

    Still a valuable tool after all these years!

    I used an earlier version in school and am happy to report that this 2004 update is still the user friendly and valuable tool it has always been. I purchased these for my communications staff after seeing too many simple mistakes in writing style. It provides easy to locate rules to follow and is an excellent resource even in this electronic world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2001

    The Best Stylebook EVER!

    Anyone who knows anything about writing in the best style, knows this is the correct book to have! With new and improved rules, people can finally start capitilizing 'Internet!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2001

    Book Works

    This book is really an essential book for any journalist, be it profesional of scholastic. I am an editor of a hugh school publication and I don't know how many tims this book has helped not just me, but also my entire staff.

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