Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law (49th Edition)
Darrell Christian, Paula Froke, Sally Jacobsen, David Minthorn
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With over 200 terms from Advent to Zionism, The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law now includes a separate chapter on religion, along with new entries including relaxing one of writing’s longest standing rules to accept use of “more than” and “over” interchangeably in numerical references.
Stylebook editors worked with AP religion writer Rachel Zoll to create the new chapter, which pulls in some existing terms from the Stylebook’s A-Z entries and adds many new ones, covering the world’s major denominations.
At more than 500 pages, the AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide.
In addition to the religion chapter, the 2014 edition features updated science and medical terms including HPV, in vitro fertilization and MERS.
The 2014 Stylebook also includes new guidance on spelling out state names in text.
Among the 200 new and revised entries are: selfie, (sic), bitcoin, LGBT and polar vortex.
prolonged period, generally defined as a 20 percent or larger decline in broad stock indexes such as the Standard & Poor's 500. bearer bond A bond for \¥hich the owner's name is not registered to the game, since they had been given the tickets. before Christ See B.C. Beijing The city in China stands alone in datelines. Beirut The city in Lebanon stands alone in datelines. Bell Labs The research and development division of Alcatel-Lucent. It was previously called AT&T Bell Laboratories after
dictionary lists it as an acceptable form for the sense in which the word is being used. As used in this b ook, capitalize means to use uppercase for the first letter of a word. If additional capital letters are needed, they are called for by an example or a phrase such as use all caps. Son1e basic principles: PROPER NOUNS: Capitalize n ouns that constitute the unique identification for a specific person, place, or thing: John, Mary, America, Boston, England. Son1e words, s uch as the examples
or speak. At tin1es, the patient n1ay b e able to reach for objects, indicate yes or no and follow objects with the eyes, b ut a given patient may not be able to do all these things. See coma and vegetative state. 167 minister It is not a formal title in most religions, with exceptions such as the Nation of Islam, and is not capitalized. Where it is a forn1al title, it should be capitalized before the name: Minister John Jones. See religious titles and the entry for an individual's
squaw, etc., can be disparaging and offensive. See Indians, nationalities and races, and race. Nativity scene O nly the first word is capitalized . NATO Acceptable in all references for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Naugahyde A traden1ark for a brand of simulated leath er. nautical mile It equals 1 minute of arc of a great circle of the Earth or 6,076.11549 feet, or 1,852 meters. To convert to approximate statute miles (5,280 feet), inultiply the number of nautical miles by i.15.
nations. O rders of rank a1nong British nobility begin with the royal fan1ily. The term royalty is reserved for the fan1ilies of living and deceased sovereigns. Next, in descending order, are dukes, marquesses (also called inar- 181 quises), earls, viscoun ts and barons. There are also life peers who are appointed to serve in the House of Lords and hold their titles only for their own lifetimes . On first reference to a life peer, use the person's ordinary name, e.g., 1VJ.argaret Thatcher or