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  • Copyright: 7/1/2004
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More people write for the Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers have bought more copies ofThe AP Stylebookthan of any other journalism reference. With this essential guide in hand, any writer can learn to communicate with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this edition contains over 5,000 A to Z entries--including more than 50 new ones--laying out the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. Comprehensive and easy to use,The AP Stylebookprovides the facts and references necessary to write accurately about the world today: correct names of countries and organizations, Internet language and search techniques, language to avoid, common trademarks, and the unique guidelines for business and sports reporting. The final word on media law,The AP Stylebookalso includes an invaluable section dedicated to crucial advice on how writers can guard against libel and copyright infringement. The veritable "journalist's bible," this is the one reference that working writers cannot afford to be without.With more than 50 new entries plus updates of more than 100 others,The AP Stylebookincludes such features as:An A to Z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals, and usage* Internet guidelines* Sports guidelines and style* Business guidelines and style* A guide to punctuation* Supreme Court decisions regarding libel law* Summary of First Amendment rules* The right of privacy* Copyright guidelines* Proofreaders' marks

Author Biography

The Associated Press (www.ap.org) is a not-for-profit news cooperative, providing coverage of news, sports, business, weather, entertainment, politics, and technology in text, audio, video, graphics, and photos to 15,000 news outlets worldwide. Distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, AP services daily reach more than one billion people. With headquarters in New York City, the AP has 241 bureaus worldwide and more than 3,500 employees.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
What's Newp. ix
Bibliographyp. x
Keyp. 2
An A to Z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals and usagep. 3
Internet Search Tipsp. 128
Sports Guidelines and Stylep. 281
Business Guidelines and Stylep. 303
A Guide to Punctuationp. 324
Briefing on Media Law
Introductionp. 338
What Is Libel?p. 339
Liability for Republicationp. 340
Privilegesp. 341
Defensesp. 346
Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Libel Lawp. 349
Summary of First Amendment Rulesp. 354
Public and Private Plaintiffsp. 355
Miscellaneousp. 357
Applying the Rulesp. 357
Points to Rememberp. 359
Access to Places and Informationp. 360
The Right of Privacyp. 364
Copyright Guidelinesp. 368
Proofreaders' Marksp. 370
About the App. 372
Headquartersp. 375
U.S. Bureausp. 376
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