For many PR pros, the AP Stylebook is an oft-referenced (and revered) staple for press releases and other copy.
On June 1, the reference added or revised roughly 250 entries to its 2016 edition, and AP Stylebook’s editors are continually considering new terms:
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) June 1, 2016
Though many additions and revisions are more apt to be used by journalists reporting current events and breaking news, PR pros should be aware of several changes and features to this year’s edition:
1. The terms “internet” and “web” are no longer capitalized.
One of the biggest—and most debated—changes to AP Stylebook’s 2016 edition is that the once-capitalized “Internet” is now lowercase: