AP Writing Workshop


What journalism can teach you about effective communication

In this four-part course, top writers and editors from The Associated Press show you how effective writing – and the things that go into it – can point the way toward better outcomes in your own writing. Whether you’re a professional who wants to tap into what makes the world’s best-known news organization shine or a newbie looking for ways to push your communication style forward, you’ll find these sessions chock full of actionable tools, tips and feedback. We’re experts at telling the world’s stories. Let us help you tell yours.
This course will help you:

  • Learn principles of journalism and writing that you can apply to your work in any field
  • Understand how writing and editing can make you a better communicator
  • Craft a story by learning the fundamentals of reporting, story structures and writing on deadline
  • See how effective writing has changed the world
  • Network with your peers to get their insights on writing for your audience

Live sessions start on Sept. 9. You can join live or watch recordings at your convenience.

Premium writing critique from an AP editor

If you’d like feedback on your writing, add on an optional premium writing critique at registration. Submit a piece of writing of 500-1,000 words for review and written feedback by an AP editor who will assess it for writing style, clarity and overall effectiveness. This can be a professional or personal piece of writing; it can be written for this occasion or an existing piece.

The early-bird rate is the best price we will offer for the AP Writing Workshop. Sign up by June 1 to get your discounted registration.

AP Writing Workshop

Choose the learning experience that's best for you.

  • Write Your Way To Success - $299 for the four-part online course with AP editors
  • Optional Add-On: Premium Writing Critique From An AP Editor - $100 for the optional add-on premium writing critique from an AP editor

AP Writing Workshop

— Access to writing guides and tip sheets for effective writing.
— Q&A sessions with AP editors.
— Keep access to AP Writing Workshop content through November 30, 2024.

— The AP Writing Workshop is offered in partnership with Edmaker, experts in online learning communities.
— Edmaker hosts 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.
— After you register for the AP Writing 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.
— 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.
— EdMaker works best when you have JavaScript and cookies enabled. Flash and other plugins are not required.

Ted Anthony, director of new storytelling and newsroom innovation for The Associated Press, currently oversees AP's Trends + Culture coverage globally. He is a veteran correspondent and news leader who has been with AP since 1992. He has served in a variety of roles both in the field and at AP headquarters, ranging from national correspondent to China news editor to director of Asia-Pacific news. In 2003, he reopened AP's Baghdad bureau in the days after the U.S. invasion. For 30 years, he has specialized in writing about American and global culture and how it changes and evolves. He has covered stories from the aftermath of 9/11 in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq to presidential elections, the 1997 death of Princess Diana in London and seven Olympic Games. He is the author of the 2007 book "Chasing the Rising Sun: The Journey of an American Song," and is currently at work on his next book, "Unsorted But Significant: Travels Through Dementia, Grief and the Things Parents Leave Behind."

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Session 1: Sept. 9

Principles of journalism and writing and how they relate to you.

Session 2: Sept. 11

Writing and editing to make you a better communicator.

Session 3: Sept. 16

Crafting a story.

Session 4: Sept. 18

How effective writing has changed the world.


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