Associated Press revises ‘Stylebook,’ offers help on Twitter
Posted September 20, 2009on:
The Associated Press recently released its new revised and updated 2009 version of “The Assoicated Press Stylebook.” This guidebook serves as an invaluable reference for journalists, editors and students.
The Stylebook not only contains an A to Z reference guide, but it also contains sections on business, sports and punctuation guidelines, media law, editing marks, a bibliography and information on the Associate Press. The new edition contains a complete update of all the information from A to Z, which appear in the listing on the What’s New page of the book.
Readers find easier access to items and more cross references in this version of the Stylebook. For example, the Stylebook now lists each state in alphabetic order and gives information under “state.”
The Stylebook Key page explains, “This updated and revised version of The Associated Press Stylebook has been organized like a dictionary.” The page provides a key with illustrations to make use of the Stylebook easy and efficient.
For questions not specifically answered in the Stylebook, a Twitter account at @APStylebook gives Twitter users a chance to pose their questions to the Twitter community by using #APStyle. An example of an answer using Twitter is: “#APStyle tip: ABM is acceptable on all references for anti-ballistic missile, also known as interceptor rockets. http://bit.ly/ZRWV9.”
Ask the Editor also gives users another option for asking specific questions. Whether purchasing the paperback or spiral bound Stylebook or subscribing online, the 2009 version of “The Associated Press Stylebook” remains an invaluable tool for anyone in the industry.