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Associated Press Stylebook

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.

AP Clarifies Use Of 'Husband' And 'Wife' For Gay Married Couples

Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The Associated Press has clarified its stance on same-sex couples. Officials on the AP's website note that the following entry has been added to t...

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...

Grammar Pet Peeves: Em Dashes—Why Writers Should Use Them More Sparingly

Slate Magazine | Noreen Malone | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

According to the Associated Press Stylebook--Slate's bible for all things punctuation- and grammar-related--there are two main prose uses--the abrupt ...