October 04, 2018
/ by Rocky Parker
See the original post on Beyond Bylines.
You're a busy person, so staying on top of the latest AP Stylebook changes can be a challenge.
We’ve done the work for you. Here are a few of the recent, significant, and just plain interesting updates to the AP Stylebook.
Both a grape and a wine, shiraz is how it’s commonly referred to in Australia, while it’s known as syrah in France, its country of origin. Depending on origin, the wines produced from this grape can be quite different. Vintners may use the version of the word that more appropriately describes their product.
The proper names for this holiday are Fourth of July or July Fourth, as well as Independence Day. Make sure to include periods in U.S. abbreviations, unless it’s in the headline. Those mentions don’t require periods.
These synonyms mean twice a year. But be careful not to confuse them with biennial, which means every two years.
@APStylebook held an expert chat for travel-related questions on July 17. Here are some of the big takeaways.
Headline styles differ widely among publishers and writers. If you want to follow AP Style guidelines, here are the rules:
I’m from New Mexico, and your chile preference is our official state question.
So the distinction between chile and chili is a personal one for me. AP Style uses chile in reference to spicy peppers and their sauces and gravies. Chili refers to the meat- and/or bean-based dish.
Emoji is used as both the singular and plural form of these symbols.
Whether you use one or 20 cry-laughing faces in your article, it’ll always be referred to as emoji.
Internet is defined as “a decentralized, worldwide network of computers that can communicate with each other.”
The World Wide Web and email are subsets of the internet.
Make sure you're not using these terms interchangeably.
Defined as “a financing method in which money is raised through soliciting relatively small individual contributions from a large number of people, often via a website,” crowdfunding should be written as one word, no hyphen.
This is a new addition to the 2018 Stylebook.
With football season ramping up, @APStylebook answered football-related questions on Aug. 22. Here are a few of the responses.
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