The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2013

Overview

The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are 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. You’ll ...

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Overview

The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are 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. You’ll find answers to such wide-ranging questions as:
 
·        When should the names of government bodies 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?
·        How should box scores for baseball games be filed?
·        What constitutes “fair use”?
·        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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465082995
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Edition description: Forty-sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 46
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 26,809
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Great Reference

    Although journalism class was years ago, I bought this updated edition because I always want it handy. It provides explanations for terms used in the media, and is helpful for writers who want to be correct. And it's fun to just page through it and learn about things you might not ordinarily encounter.

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