The Associated Press Stylebook 2019

The Associated Press
Published May 29, 2019

The Associated Press

The Associated Press Stylebook 2019

The Associated Press
Published May 29, 2019

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The AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Updated regularly since its initial publication in 1953, the AP Stylebook provides fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style. It is the definitive resource for journalists.

The 2019 AP Stylebook features over 200 new and revised entries and a new chapter on health and science coverage.

The health and science chapter includes guidelines on choosing stories and proper usage of scientific journals, as well as a primer on types of scientific studies and other coverage guidance.

Also in the 2019 Stylebook:

—Expanded guidance on race-related terms, with a change to our style to no longer hyphenate dual heritage including African American and Asian American and advising against euphemisms like racially charged when racist actually applies.

—Revised guidance that accent marks can be used with names of people who request them or are widely known to use them, or if quoting directly in a language that uses them.

—A change to the entry on percent, calling for use of the % symbol in most cases.

—More detail on how to use hyphens wisely, including updates to guidance on hyphenating compound modifiers and a change to our rule on words with double e constructions.

—An updated and expanded entry on suicide, including when and how it is acceptable to report a suicide method and guidance to avoid reporting the contents of notes or letters.

—New entries including vaping, budtender, deepfake, cryptocurrency and constitutional amendments and clauses.

—An appearance by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

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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