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The Associated Press stylebook and briefing on media law : fully revised and updated with a new Internet guide and glossary
Goldstein, Norm.
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Revised and updated edition.
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Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus, [2000]

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413 pages ; 24 cm
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PN4783 .A83 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The style of the Associated Press defines clear news writing. In fact, more people write for the AP news service than for any single newspaper or broadcaster in the world. The AP Stylebook is therefore "the journalist's bible," an essential handbook for all writers, editors, students, and public-relations specialists. The AP Stylebook contains over 5,000 entries laying out the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. It gives journalists the references they need to write about the world today: correct names of countries and organizations, language to avoid, common trademarks. Special sections cover business and sports reporting. This edition, published in the Associated Press's 150th year, also includes crucial advice on how writers can guard against libel and copyright infringement.An up-to-date AP Stylebook belongs on the desk of every working writer.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Keyp. 2
An A to Z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals and usagep. 3
Internet guidelinesp. 125
Sports guidelines and stylep. 281
Business guidelines and stylep. 302
A Guide to Punctuationp. 323
Bibliographyp. 337
Briefing on Media Law
Forewordp. 341
Introductionp. 342
What Is Libel?p. 343
Liability for Republicationp. 344
Privilegesp. 345
Defensesp. 351
Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Libel Lawp. 354
Summary of First Amendment Rulesp. 359
Public and Private Plaintiffsp. 360
Miscellaneousp. 362
Applying the Rulesp. 363
Points to Rememberp. 365
Procedures for Handling Kills and Correctivesp. 366
Access to Places of Informationp. 370
The Right of Privacyp. 375
Copyright Guidelinesp. 379
Photo Captions
Caption Corrections, Additions, Eliminationsp. 384
Photo Kills and Eliminationsp. 385
NAA/IPTC Header Fieldsp. 385
Supplemental Categoriesp. 388
Filing the Wire
Coding Requirementsp. 390
Keyword Slug Linep. 392
Version Sectionp. 393
Reference Number Sectionp. 395
Format Identifiersp. 396
Special Note to Membersp. 396
Filing Practicesp. 397
Proofreaders' Marksp. 409
About the AP
Headquartersp. 411
U.S. Bureausp. 412
AP Publications
Order Formp. 415