AP Stylebook 2018

and Briefing on Media Law


Published June 4, 2018

The Associated Press

AP Stylebook 2018

and Briefing on Media Law


Published June 4, 2018

The Associated Press releases a new edition each spring, compiling additions and changes that have been made throughout the year on AP Stylebook Online.

The 2018 Stylebook features about 200 new and updated entries, including the following:

– A new chapter with expanded guidance on polls and surveys.

– New guidance on emoji, including how to quote emoji and its proper plural usage.

– A new entry on marijuana and medical marijuana adds more terminology and usage details.

– Biracial/multiracial is now acceptable when relevant, though one should be specific about a person’s background when it’s pertinent. Avoid mixed-race unless the story subject prefers that term.

– A new entry on act, amendment, bill, law, measure, ordinance, resolution, rule and statute explains the distinctions.

– Beginning a sentence with a numeral-and-letter combination is now allowed: 3D movies are drawing more fans.

– Other new or revised entries include sexual harassment and sexual misconduct; survivor; victim; homepage; lists and bulleted lists; today and tonight; LEED; coworking; HIPAA; gig economy; and storm names.

– Nearly two dozen entries, ranging from matcha to churros, have been added to the food chapter.

Like AP's flagship spiral edition, the convenience of the e-book with its interactive Index is a must-have for any grammar enthusiast on the go.

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