2017 AP Stylebook (print edition)

2017 AP Stylebook (print edition)

The classic spiral-bound edition is published each spring. The 2017 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law includes nearly 200 new or revised entries, with chapters covering business, fashion, food, religion and sports terms, as well as media law, news values, punctuation, social media use and a new data journalism chapter.
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At just over 600 pages, the AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Read the press release.


Changes in the 2017 Stylebook include:

  • New guidance on the use of they as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun
  • A new entry for gender and revisions to LGBT/LGBTQ
  • A new entry on addictions, plus new and revised drug-related entries
  • A new entry on fact checks and fake news
  • Substantial expansion of data journalism guidance in a new chapter
  • ISBN: 978-0-917360-66-4
  • Page count: 619
  • Binding: Spiral-bound
  • Cost: $22.95; $18.35 for AP members and college bookstores
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