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The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2011 (Associated Press Stylebook & Briefing on Media Law) [Paperback]

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July 26, 2011 0465021875 978-0465021871 Forty-fifth Edition

 

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 they are famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. You’ll find answers to such wide-ranging questions as:
 
·        When should the names of government bodies be spelled out and when should they be abbreviated?
·        What are the general definitions of the major religious movements?
·        Which companies do the big media conglomerates own?
·        Who are all the members of the British Commonwealth?
·        How should box scores for baseball games be filed?

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The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative, providing coverage of news, sports, business, weather, entertainment, politics, and technology through text, audio, video, graphics, and photos to 15,000 news outlets worldwide. Distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, AP services daily reach more than 1 billion people. With headquarters in New York City, the AP has 241 bureaus worldwide and more than 3,500 employees.

Product Details

  • Series: Associated Press Stylebook & Briefing on Media Law
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Forty-fifth Edition edition (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465021875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465021871
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised. August 21, 2011
By zaydia
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The AP Stylebook 2011. It is what it is. Great, useful book when working with any kind of writing. Has the "approved" abbreviations and spellings of many confusing or disputed words. Helps me be consistent with the rest of my organization.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another year, another style guide January 3, 2012
By Sid
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I buy one every year just for reference. It's handy and generally organized.
Buy the spiral bound version if you want to keep it open to one page/section. The binding on this one is too stiff.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing With Style October 30, 2011
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Prior to purchasing The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2011, I wondered how the book would benefit my writing career. Since receiving the book I have come to understand the importance of consistency in writing. Capitalization, punctuation, numbers all need to be consistent throughout an organization. The Associated Press Stylebook is designed to show structure for a journalist.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AP Stylebook -- Better Than Ever. November 3, 2011
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I used an older version of the stylebook when I was a public relations and media specialist with a major corporation, Now I am writing a book, and find the new version extremely helpful. It's too bad a couple of area TV news and spots reporters don't use it too. Pleased to see that Amazon has it listed. And why not?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EDUCATION June 5, 2012
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I am a Transcriptionist and did not know that this book existed. I have learned so much and realized I had been doing some things wrong, but in time, I hope to improve my typing skills for my clientele.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have style guide for any journalist or writer October 5, 2011
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The AP Stylebook is the leading guide for journalists. It's the definitive style guide for most news sources, whether in print or online. They publish annual editions, but most of the styles don't change from year to year. That said, the stylebook has been growing in recent years, and you'll find this a thicker tome with more there. Copy editors tend to read this book cover-to-cover when they're fresh on the job, but it's mostly a reference book--a must-have reference for any writer.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Investment Ever, but Kindle edition would be nice January 15, 2012
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I am currently a journalism student and must say that this book has helped me immensely in my studies and work on my campus' newspaper. It is a great reference book for any question I have regarding style or spelling. I only wish I could buy this for my Kindle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps reader fresh April 10, 2012
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The Stylebook is great for a quick check on the most recent uses of grammar. Reader knows they are getting the latest acceptable trends in an age of ever-changing language, terms, key political figures, etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Text book
I bought this book for class. It was what I needed for school, I would not have purchased this book for pleasure.
Published 1 month ago by Natalie Deming
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I use this book everyday in my job as an Editorial Assistant at the Greenfield Daily Reporter in Greenfield, IN.
Published 1 month ago by Steve A. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars AP Stylebook met all expecations
As a professional resource for a writer, the AP Stylebook is as comprehensive as any around. This book met and exceeded my needs.
Published 2 months ago by raynpat
5.0 out of 5 stars AN ESSENTIAL REFERENCE ITEM FOR ALL WRITERS
You might not agree with all of the AP's writing dicta (or dictum) but it's hardly wise to ignore them. They are the gold standard of news writing and have been around since 1953. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Schuyler T Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars A Keeper!
Some books I get rid of after I read them or was done with my class. This one is a keeper as it details all the rules of writing.
Published 2 months ago by kcleverly
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have
A must for writers. If you want to be taken seriously in print or online then you need to know how to edit your own work according to accepted standards, This is your reference... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Charli Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Strunk and White
This is the gold standard for common U.S. English usage and grammar. This and the Chicago Manual of Style should be on every writer's reference shelf, and they should be used often... Read more
Published 3 months ago by William E. Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Book came really fast!
Was very neat and clean, and in mint condition and for a great low price! More stores need to be like this for college students!
Published 5 months ago by Kristina Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Help for the copy editors
I purchase the AP Stylebook bi-annually for the local community newspaper. It is our Bible and I find it is even more convenient and portable than the online version.
Published 5 months ago by Joan Garvin
4.0 out of 5 stars Must have for journalism students
I bought this for my news internship at a local newspaper and it was an excellent resource. Any student of journalism should have a copy of this style book.
Published 7 months ago by Lindsay Burkholder
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