Topic: “Standards”

Posted in Behind the News

Why we’re no longer naming suspects in minor crime stories

, by John Daniszewski

AP will no longer name suspects in minor crime stories, which we sometimes cover and pick up from member news organizations as one-off briefs because they are “odd” and of interest to our customers.

Posted in Products and Services

Asian American terms added to AP Stylebook

, by Patrick Maks

During a virtual panel at the ACES: The Society for Editing national conference on Friday, AP Stylebook Editor Paula Froke announced new Asian American-related Stylebook entries, among other updates.

Posted in Behind the News

Describing what’s happening at the US border

, by John Daniszewski

With immigration and the U.S. border back in the news, it is especially imperative for the AP to consistently use accurate and neutral language in its coverage along with giving proper context to border numbers given the political rhetoric on the topic.

Posted in Behind the News

How we will identify Kamala Harris

, by John Daniszewski

The choice of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., to join Joe Biden on their party’s presidential ticket to run against Donald Trump and Mike Pence was historic in many senses.

Posted in Announcements

Why we will lowercase white

, by John Daniszewski

AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses. This decision follows our move last month to capitalize Black in such uses. We consulted with a wide group of people internally and externally around the globe and considered a variety of commentary in making these decisions.

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