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Associated Press Stops Calling Those Who Deny Climate Change 'Deniers'
"Doubt seems to imply a lack of clarity ... but there's zero lack of clarity on whether or not it's happening."
-- Not Addicts, Criminals, Inmates, and Convicts
Director of Communications Strategy, Drug Policy Alliance
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
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
Monroe’s a religion columnist, weekly commentator on Boston Pu...
The editors at the
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.
New Associated Press Stylebook Gets Social Media, Fashion Updates
The times are changing and the Associated Press is changing with them, it seems. The news organization released the Associated
Comma Sense, or How I Got into a Fight Over 2 Punctuation Marks
17-year-old student and writer in Los Angeles
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.
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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
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