The Associated Press Stylebook 2009 / Edition 43by The Associated Press
Pub. Date: 06/08/2009
Publisher: Basic Books
The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard of news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn to write with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s/i>… See more details below
The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard of news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn to write with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation and word and numeral usage. New entries include anti-spyware, high-definition, iPhone, outsourcing, podcast, text messaging, social networking, snail mail, WMD and Wikipedia.
You’ll also find answers to such widespread questions as:
• How should bankruptcy and mergers and acquisitions be covered?
• When should the names of government bodies or businesses be spelled out and when should they be abbreviated?
• What are the general definitions of the major religious movements?
• Which companies do the big media conglomerates own?
• Who are all the members of the British Commonwealth?
• What constitutes “fair use”?
• How should box scores for baseball games be filed, and how should sports terms like minicamp and wild card be used
• What exactly does the Freedom of Information Act cover?
With invaluable additional sections on the unique guidelines for business and sports reporting and on how you can guard against libel and copyright infringement, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.
- Basic Books
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Forty-third Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
|Freedom of Information Act||305|
|Filing the Wire||314|
|About the AP||332|
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I got this for a class and it has helped a lot. It has spelling references and things that differ from traditional uses, like month abbreviations.
Please make it an ebook :)
Along with "The Elements of Style" the "AP Stylebook" has served me well over 45 years. It's the go-to resource compendium for writing whether for it's newspapers, publications, academic research, essays, journals, or just plain fun writing. The AP Stylebook helps empower any writer to concisely and easily tell a story or explain what is being written. No matter what I am writing or researching the AP Stylebook is close at-hand. I rarely write without it. This "AP Stylebook" [and "Elements of Style"] have helped me through the tough writing times and those poetic finesse moments when clarity and a personal feelings need to be eloquently put forth. As the old axiom pronounces; "Don't leave home or write without it!" Anyone who writes for work or personal reasons must have this book. It will make your writing days easier and fun. p.s.: The only drawback I've found to the latest AP Stylebook edition is that it's a regular bound paperback binding and not the very useful wire-spiral bound binding of past editions. The new edition doesn't lie flat very well.
As a journalism student, the Stylebook always comes in handy! Very easy to read, comprehensive and complete! I wish it were ring-bound, though - that would make it easier to have on the table to use!
This is a MUST for anyone writing news. I refer to this book constantly.
This book is extremely helpful on how to properly write different types of papers, press releases, etc.