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We Are People ­­-- Not Addicts, Criminals, Inmates, and Convicts

Jag Davies | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Jag Davies

Media coverage of drugs and drug policy has grown much more sophisticated in the past few years. Yet many media outlets -- even some of the most well-meaning ones -- still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain absurd language that would be considered unthinkable when covering other issues.

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'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...

Comma Sense, or How I Got into a Fight Over 2 Punctuation Marks

Danny Licht | Posted 07.10.2012 | Teen
Danny Licht

Losing the points didn't bother me. It was grammar for the sake of grammar! Despite the sound and fury, I was masochistically ecstatic to be fighting in the name of beneficial English conventions.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
Len Berman

How confident are Yankee fans tonight? The truth is, not very. Desperate for a win, they hand the ball to A.J. Burnett to save their season. He has the highest earned run average of any regular Yankee starting pitcher.

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...