Topic: “AP Style”

Posted in Announcements

An update on AP style on Kyiv

, by John Daniszewski

We are making a significant change in our style for the Ukrainian capital city Kiev. It will henceforth be written in text, captions and datelines as Kyiv.

Posted in Products and Services

Previewing a new edition of the AP Stylebook

, by Lauren Easton

During a panel at the ACES: The Society for Editing national conference in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday, it was announced that the 2019 AP Stylebook will include new and expanded guidance on race-related terms.

Posted in Behind the News

How and when we report on suicides

, by John Daniszewski

AP policy on reporting suicides, spelled out in the AP Stylebook, is “to not go into detail on the methods used.” There has been a robust discussion in our newsrooms about what this means — how far do we go in discussing methods of suicide by celebrities? Are we depriving readers of essential information on a story if we are too opaque? 

Posted in Behind the News

Is it sexual harassment or misconduct?

, by John Daniszewski

With the raft of accusations of sexual misconduct by powerful men showing no signs of abating, here are some guidelines that may prove useful.

Posted in Behind the News

When and how to report on propaganda?

, by John Daniszewski

We are living in an era of sophisticated propaganda coming from many directions, including various extremist groups, advocacy organizations and governments.

Sometimes it is necessary to quote from the propaganda of organizations such as the Islamic State group, or from governments such as North Korea. Before we do so, we should ask some basic questions.

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