AP Stylebook, 56th Edition

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The spiral-bound Associated Press Stylebook, 56th Edition, includes more than 300 new or revised entries. Specialized chapters cover sports, business, punctuation, data journalism, health and science, news values, polls and surveys, and digital security for journalists. New this year is a chapter on inclusive storytelling, while the chapters on religion and social media are revised.

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The AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide.

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AP Stylebook, 56th Edition

The classic spiral-bound Stylebook lies flat on your desk, making it easy for you to refer to an entry as you write or edit.

The Associated Press publishes a new edition every other year. The AP Stylebook, 56th Edition, includes nearly 300 new or revised entries since our previous book in 2020. Highlights:

— A new chapter on inclusive storytelling: its importance and how to achieve it.
— Detailed guidance on writing about people with disabilities and disabled people.
— Many updates on immigration, the coronavirus, gender and race-related coverage, including the capitalization of Black and expanded use of singular they.
— A revised chapter on religion, with guidance on when Catholic rather than Roman Catholic should be used on first reference.
— A thoroughly updated chapter on using social media for reporting.

When you buy the spiral-bound AP Stylebook from us, you can receive our update emails when the Stylebook's editors add or revise entries on AP Stylebook Online.

The print AP Stylebook includes an extensive index to help you find the guidance you need more quickly and easily.

— ISBN: 978-0-917360-70-1
— Page count: 614
— Binding: Spiral-bound
— Cost: $34.95; $27.95 for AP members and college bookstores
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