Monthly Archives: March 2011

AP Stylebook updates, 3/23

CPR Acceptable in all references for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. diseases Do not capitalize arthritis, emphysema, leukemia, pneumonia, etc. When a disease is known by the name of a person identified with it, capitalize only the individual’s name: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, … Continue reading

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AP Style reminder

children In general, call children 15 or younger by their first name on second reference. Use the last name, however, if the seriousness of the story calls for it, as in a murder case, for example. For ages 16 and … Continue reading

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AP Stylebook updates, 3/18

cellphone email Acceptable in all references for electronic mail. Many email or Internet addresses use symbols such as the at symbol (@), or the tilde (~) that cannot be transmitted correctly by some computers. When needed, spell them out and … Continue reading

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AP Stylebook change

workbook, workday, workforce, workhorse, workout, workplace, workstation, workweek (workforce is no longer two words)

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AP Stylebook updates, 03/02

firefight Gypsy, Gypsies Capitalize references to the nomadic ethnic group also known as Roma. Either is acceptable. In Europe, where most Gypsies live, they are widely referred to as Roma. The word should be explained: Gypsies, also known as Roma. … Continue reading

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