– the AP rules cleverly
rephrased and organized – is available in print as
a chapter in this
self-tutorial OR staff handbook.
See a sample OR the Table of
exercises; new rules
AT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Use the U.S. president's first name in the first
Barack Obama ...
(2008) (Not at The New
York Times or The Washington Post.)
Anonymity: ... , said the official, who spoke on
anonymity because he
was not authorized to speak
Changes to The Associated Press Stylebook (newsroom101.com)
Figures for all
ages, including animals and inanimate objects: a 3-year-old
The U.S. and the
U.N. are now accepted as an adjective or as a noun.
Area codes get
Down this job
description: ... professor Ivan
(except states with four or five letters, and Alaska and Hawaii)
with a city or locale, using AP abbreviations: DeKalb,
Ill., ... (DeKalb, Texas, ... )
Use the two-letter form with any zip
code: DeKalb, TX 75559.
for more grammar links, stylebooks and writing tips.
- To copy just a part of a web page, see
J-Skills [newswriting & PR writing exercises]
J-skills was accepted for a peer-reviewed presentation at the "Digital
Revolution" conference on Oct. 14, 2004, at the Newsplex, College of Mass
Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia.
NewsPlace.org [N.E.W.S., Sources, Tools,
Bass (email@example.com), Northern Illinois University.
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