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The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard of news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn to write with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries-including more than 50 new ones-detailing the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation and word and numeral usage. You'll find answers to such wide-ranging questions as: When should the names of government bodies or businesses be spelled out and when should they be abbreviated? What are the general definitions of the major religious movements? Which companies do the big media conglomerates own? Who are all the members of the British Commonwealth? How should box scores for baseball games be filed? What constitutes "fair use"? What exactly does the Freedom of Information Act cover? Book jacket.
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
|Sports Guidelines and Style||p. 276|
|Business Guidelines and Style||p. 299|
|A Guide to Punctuation||p. 321|
|Briefing on Media Law||p. 334|
|Photo Captions||p. 378|
|Filing the Wire|
|Coding Requirements||p. 390|
|Keyword Slugline||p. 393|
|Filing Practices||p. 395|
|Procedures for Handling Kills and Correctives||p. 412|
|Editing Marks||p. 418|
|About the AP||p. 419|
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