Journalism Professors

Did you know the AP Stylebook is available to your students in print and digitally?

AP Stylebook We update our spiral-bound Stylebook every year, adding new listings and updating existing ones.

The 2016 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law includes nearly 250 new or revised entries – including lowercase internet and web – and the first interior page redesign in decades.

At about 600 pages, the AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Updated regularly since its initial publication in 1953, the AP Stylebook provides fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style. It is the definitive resource for journalists.

Changes in the 2016 Stylebook include:

  • 50 new and updated technology terms, including emoji, emoticon and metadata
  • 36 new and updated entries in the food chapter, from arctic char to whisky/whiskey, and eight new and updated entries in the fashion chapter, including normcore and Uniqlo
  • New entries discouraging the use of child prostitute and mistress; restricting spree to shopping or revelry, not killing; and using the number of firefighters or quantity of equipment sent to a fire, not the number of alarms
  • DJ is now allowed on first reference, and spokesperson is recognized, in addition to spokesman and spokeswoman
  • New guidance on the terms marijuana, cannabis and pot; cross dresser and transvestite; accident and crash; notorious and notoriety
  • A new entry on data journalism

At nearly 600 pages, the AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide.

You can also request a desk copy by filling out a quick, easy form.

AP Stylebook Online The AP Stylebook Online is a fully searchable version of the AP Stylebook with online-only bonus features. As AP updates its style throughout the year, users can get email updates and easily review the new entries and recent changes section online.

Subscribers can submit questions via "Ask the Editor" and search thousands of previously answered questions in the archive. Pronouncers include phonetic spelling of hundreds of words as well as audio files so you can hear the right way to say names in the news.

Stylebook Online now also includes use of our iOS app, so you and your students can access AP style guidance on the go.

As the administrator, you can enter your own style entries or add notes to AP’s listings and all your students will be able to see your additions.

Rates are based on the number of users, with pricing available either for individual named users or based on the number of concurrent users on a specified IP range. The price per user decreases with more users and can be more affordable than traditional books.

For a small additional fee, you can add the 185,000 definitions in the latest edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary to your subscription, combining AP style and AP’s primary dictionary in one digital resource, AP Stylebook & Webster’s New World Online.

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