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Celebrity Summer in Transdom

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

When most of the media refused to recognize Pfc. Manning as a woman, there was an outpouring of criticism of that action. Subsequently, both the Associated Press and The New York Times decided to violate their previous editorial policies. Here's the problem.

Words Can Be Powerful Weapons

Charles Garcia | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media
Charles Garcia

Now, it's up to the likes of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times to stop sitting there like the three monkeys who "see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil" and to cease using language that promotes misconceptions and hatred.

Moving Beyond the 'Illegal Immigrant'

Prerna Lal | Posted 06.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

Maybe now, news organizations beyond the Associated Press can focus on the covering new stories and opinion pieces about the lives of actual people as opposed to painting us all with the brush of a lazy, inaccurate and dehumanizing pejorative.

This Headline Is Long Overdue: Associated Press Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' From Stylebook

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 06.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Labeling people as illegal dehumanizes the person and it creates a subclass of people. I have always had visceral negative reaction whenever the word is uttered.

AP's Landmark Decision

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Media

The decision by the Associated Press to drop the term "illegal immigrant" could have far-reaching ramifications for the media industry. The AP said...

Top 10 Mistakes College Journalists Should Avoid

Gillian Frew | Posted 05.19.2013 | College
Gillian Frew

There are some predictable mistakes many newbie reporters make that are easy to avoid. I put together this list of the Top 10 based on my own experience as editor-in-chief of my college paper and an informal Twitter poll.

AP Says 'Husband' And 'Wife' Not To Be Used For Gay Men, Lesbians

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The foremost authority on journalistic style and standards has released a memo that appears to set different standards for gay and heterosexual couple...

Associated Press Ban On 'Homophobia' Plays Into Anti-Gay Agenda

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Those who are anti-gay have been railing against the use of the word "homophobia" by journalists and others for years and are cheering the AP for banning it. This comes at a critical juncture in the gay rights movement, when anti-gay forces appear to be losing ground.

AP Spanish Stylebook Allows Words Like 'Sandwich,' 'Parquear'

AP | ANITA SNOW and CLAUDIA TORRENS | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- When writing in Spanish, it is perfectly acceptable to use the word "sandwich" to describe a tasty snack held together with two pieces ...

AP's Discouraging 'Homophobia' Is Discouraging

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The editors at the AP Stylebook have announced that they are "discouraging" use of the word "homophobia." They made their decision without consultation with the nation's leading LGBTQ organizations, leaders, activists and newspapers. That is a problem.

AP Style Changes Are Here

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

The times are changing and the Associated Press is changing with them, it seems. The news organization released the Associated Press stylebook for...

AP Stylebook Adds Food Section, Teaches You How To Spell Barbecue

Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

The 2011 version of the AP Stylebook now includes a 16-page food section, consisting of more than 400 food names and terms. Entries include: locavo...

AP Gets With The Times, Makes A Big Style Change

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Associated Press decided to remove the hyphen from "e-mail" in its Stylebook--the bible for many media outlets--on Friday. The AP announced the...

AP Stylebook Adds 42 New Guidelines For Social Media

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Associated Press has unveiled 42 new style guidelines for social media in the 2010 edition of its Stylebook, most notably re-classifying "website"...

Fake AP Stylebook On Twitter

Twitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We know this isn't exactly a piece about books, but it is about writing, and we thought it was funny -- for all the journalists and grammar geeks out ...