The Associated Press Stylebook 2017: and Briefing on Media Law

The Associated Press Stylebook 2017: and Briefing on Media Law

by Associated Press


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465093045
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 793,717
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

The Associated Press ( is a not-for profit news cooperative that delivers fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. 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 over 3,700 employees in more than 300 locations worldwide.

Table of Contents

Foreword iv

What's new v

Key to Stylebook entries vi

Stylebook: An a-to-z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals and usage 1

Broadcast guidelines 313

Business guidelines 320

Data journalism 332

Fashion guidelines 338

Food guidelines 349

Religion guidelines 370

Sports guidelines 396

Punctuation guide 426

Briefing on media law 438

AP statement of news values and principles 481

AP social media guidelines 495

Editing marks 514

Bibliography 515

About the AP 518

Index 520

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