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The AP Stylebook is a basic reference to grammar, punctuation and principles of reporting, including many definitions and rules for usage as well as styles for capitalization, abbreviation, spelling and numerals. Includes Webster's New World College Dictionary.
Provides an introduction to AP style and a summary of some AP style rules; however, the Associated Press Stylebook includes more than 5,000 entries – far more than can be covered here. For a complete guide to AP style, writers should consult the most recent edition of the Associated Press Stylebook (above).
The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With the AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which their writers and editors are famous.The AP Stylebook will help you master the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, word and numeral usage, and when to use 'more than' instead of 'over.' To make navigating these specialty chapters even easier, the Stylebook includes a comprehensive index.Fully revised and updated to keep pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.
Although journalism and reporting are disseminating information in more ways than ever before in history, the basic skills remain constant: a journalist must still investigate events with the intention of objectivley determining the facts and then communicating them to the reader, viewer or listener. This text provides a new generation of journalists with guidance on the basics of reporting, whether for print, broadcast or other media. It offers information on the multiple outlets for reporters' work as well as advice on getting started and moving ahead in the trade.
How does a reporter go about researching a story on the Internet and how does one fact check and cite online sources? What are the copyright issues involved in quoting Internet sources? How does one go about selling a story to Internet sites? How does one physically file a story on-line? Answers to these and many more twenty-first-century journalism questions can be found in The Associated Press Guide to Internet Research and Reporting. The final word on the rules of Internet reporting, this comprehensive guide will be the on-line style guide of choice for AP staff, stringers, and journalism students alike.