AP Stylebook Workshop, spring 2024

A five-week online course, on Wednesdays, May 8-June 5, from 11 a.m. to noon EDT

Join editors from The Associated Press for an engaging online workshop designed to build your knowledge of AP style and your confidence in how to apply it to your work.

Participate in five live virtual sessions with the editors who make AP style and get your questions answered.

You'll also get on-demand videos, recommended reading and self-scoring quizzes to hone your writing and editing skills.

This course will help you:

  • Learn the fundamentals of AP style, including use of commas, hyphens, capitalization, possessives and more.
  • Understand the how and the why of AP style.
  • Think through questions where existing style rules might not offer a clear answer or the guidance requires judgment to apply to your needs.
  • Bring consistency to your writing and editing, using AP style guidance and your house style.
  • Navigate the Stylebook to find guidance quickly – memorization is not necessary or recommended.
  • Network with your peers to get their insights on writing for your audience.

Weekly sessions began on May 8. There’s still plenty of time to join in! You can participate in the webinars live or watch recordings at your convenience. You’ll get all the decks to review, as well. You can ask Stylebook editor Paula Froke your AP style questions in the online classroom’s discussion forum, in addition to during each webinar’s Q&A.

Each course registration includes one year of access to AP Stylebook Online, the searchable and customizable AP style resource, as well as AP Stylebook Study Guides, a series of self-scoring quizzes that reinforce the workshop's lessons.

Register now for early access to Stylebook Online, Stylebook Study Guides and the online classroom’s extensive on-demand videos. You'll keep all of your AP Stylebook Workshop content through Aug. 30.
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AP Stylebook Workshop, spring 2024

— Learn directly from the AP editors who set AP style, in a mix of live webinars and on-demand videos. Join live Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon EDT from May 8 through June 5.
— Submit your questions for real-life assistance with the practical application of AP style guidance.
— Watch a mix of short instructional videos and recordings of hourlong webinars.
— Develop your knowledge using access to AP Stylebook Online and AP Stylebook Study Guides, with access available as soon as you register. You get a full one-year subscription to both, starting from the day you activate your AP Stylebook Workshop account.
— Keep access to the AP Stylebook Workshop online classroom through Aug. 30, 2024.
— Display your certificate of completion and LinkedIn badge to show off your skill development.

— The AP Stylebook Workshop is offered in partnership with Edmaker, experts in online learning communities.
— Edmaker will host the course on its web-based platform. There's nothing to download or install, but you will need a current browser and reliable internet connectivity.
— All live webinars take place on Zoom. For best results, run a current version of Zoom on your desktop or laptop computer. You can participate on your mobile device, but you will have a richer experience on a computer with a bigger screen so you can see the text on screen and engage in chat.
— After you register for the AP Stylebook Workshop on the Stylebook website, you will receive a claim code via email. When you redeem that code via the link included in the email, you will get an email from Edmaker to access the online workshop and a separate email from APStylebook.com with access to Stylebook Online and Stylebook Study Guides.
— If you sign up on behalf of multiple users, you will get an email with a set of claim codes. Share one code with each user who you would like to participate, along with the activation code link. As your users redeem their claim codes, they will get their activation emails from Edmaker and APStylebook.com.
— Edmaker works best when you have JavaScript and cookies enabled. Flash and other plugins are not required.

— Your primary instructor is Paula Froke, editor of the Associated Press Stylebook and a manager on the AP's standards team. Paula started her 35-plus years with the AP as a Dow Jones News Fund intern on the AP's main editing desk in New York. Her AP career has included jobs as news editor in Minnesota and Michigan; deputy national editor at headquarters; assistant managing editor/nights on the Nerve Center; AP embedded editor at MSN News; and executive director of Associated Press Media Editors.
— Paula will be joined by the members of the Stylebook editing team: Anna Jo Bratton, Jeff McMillan and Pia Sarkar.

Program details

Join the AP Stylebook editors for five live sessions on Zoom or watch the recordings at your convenience on the online classroom.

Week 1: AP style mechanics

Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. to noon EDT

Examining "simple" rules that aren't so simple — using the serial comma (or not), hyphenating compound modifiers (or not), using words for numbers under 10 (or not) …

  • Thinking through how to look something up in the Stylebook
  • Deciding wisely when AP style doesn’t directly answer your question
  • Making consistent choices based on your audience and platforms


  • Paula Froke, AP Stylebook editor, The Associated Press
  • Jeff McMillan, U.S. desk editor, The Associated Press

Week 2: AP style storytelling

Wednesday, May 15, 11 a.m. to noon EDT

There’s more to AP style than commas and hyphens. It’s also about strategically thinking through how to communicate clearly and effectively. This week’s session covers the high-level nuanced decisions writers and editors need to make.

  • Elements of a good story
  • Tips for self-editing
  • Reviewing and editing copy from workshop participants


  • Paula Froke, AP Stylebook editor, The Associated Press
  • Anna Jo Bratton, U.S. enterprise editor, The Associated Press

Week 3: Using your dictionary with your stylebook

Wednesday, May 22, 11 a.m. to noon EDT

The AP Stylebook is preparing to switch to Merriam-Webster as its primary dictionary. Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster, will join us this week to give his perspective on:

  • How is a dictionary different from a stylebook?
  • What is the process to add or change a dictionary entry?
  • Why are there different dictionaries and how do they differ?
  • Why does a writer or editor need both a dictionary and a Stylebook?


  • Paula Froke, AP Stylebook editor, The Associated Press
  • Peter Sokolowski, editor at large, Merriam-Webster

Week 4: What’s new in AP style

Wednesday, May 29, 11 a.m. to noon EDT

We publish the AP Stylebook, 57th Edition, on May 29 so this will be your chance to hear what’s new directly from Stylebook editor Paula Froke. Highlights will include:

  • Revised guidance on prefixes and suffixes
  • Revised guidance on bulleted lists
  • Expanded guidance on climate change and the climate crisis
  • A new chapter on artificial intelligence
  • And a few surprises we won’t reveal until launch day


  • Paula Froke, AP Stylebook editor, The Associated Press

Week 5: Inclusive storytelling and language

Wednesday, June 5, 11 a.m. to noon EDT

  • Principles of some of the major inclusion chapters and entries, including race, gender, immigration, disabilities
  • Key language points on major topics including immigration, older adults, race-related coverage, gender, sex and sexual orientation, disabilities, survivors/victims
  • Pushing back on lazy language of your sources: racially tinged vs. racist, elderly vs. older adults, etc.
  • Other race/gender/inclusive/sensitivity writing details in practice


  • Paula Froke, AP Stylebook editor, The Associated Press
  • Pia Sarkar, deputy business editor, The Associated Press


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