Topic: “Standards”

Posted in Behind the News

How to describe extremists who rallied in Charlottesville

, by John Daniszewski

UPDATED Aug. 16: We are adding “anti-Semitism” to the definition of “alt-right”; noting that the antifa movement that has been recently in the news actually has antecedents back to the 1930s; and adding some guidance on spelling and punctuation on the recently coined term “alt-left.” The post below includes these updates.

Posted in Behind the News

When is it OK to use anonymous sources?

, by John Daniszewski

To strengthen the trust of our audiences around the world and to meet our own values, we long ago set tough rules on attribution and on the use of anonymous sources.

Posted in Industry Insights

Digging into data journalism

, by Lauren Easton

With a new data journalism chapter in the 2017 AP Stylebook, journalists across all beats are able to obtain guidance on acquiring, evaluating, reproducing and reporting on data.

Posted in Products and Services

Making a case for a singular ‘they’

, by Lauren Easton

During a panel at the American Copy Editors Society national conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, it was announced that the 2017 AP Stylebook will include guidance on the limited use of “they” as a singular pronoun.

Posted in Behind the News

Fighting to inform the public

, by Lauren Easton

In an interview on the PBS “NewsHour,” AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee addressed the importance of press access and explained why journalists sometimes need to cite anonymous sources.

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