Entries Tagged as 'AP Stylebook'

More on Word Power, This Time Related to Perceived Sexism and Voter Fraud

April 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized, voting rights

By Denise Tessier As a follow-up to the post on the importance of the Associated Press admonition against use of “illegals” in covering immigration, two further examples of powerful word choice by news organizations, both national and local, merit discussion. The first involves a national obituary and its poor choice in word-phrase placement, which has […]

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The Associated Press Gets the Point

April 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · immigration, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Just yesterday (April 2), I saw this  message (in three different languages) on the T-shirt of a young woman in Albuquerque: There’s no such thing as an illegal human. What she wore was making an excellent point. Today’s Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Associated Press has issued a directive to […]

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