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ASSOCIATED PRESS STYLEBOOK
10 Everyday Writing Tips
Satirist, humorist. Author of Feng Shui and Charlotte Nighting...
While the earth was still magma, and I was in journalism school, there were certain rules by which we lived, and much of that priceless info came from a bible of sorts -- the
Associated Press Stylebook
-- 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.
AP Clarifies Use Of 'Husband' And 'Wife' For Gay Married Couples
Curtis M. Wong
Associated Press Ban On 'Homophobia' Plays Into Anti-Gay Agenda
Queer Voices Editor-at-Large, The Huffington Post
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
Nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar...
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.
AP Style Changes Are Here
Grammar Pet Peeves: Em Dashes—Why Writers Should Use Them More Sparingly
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