Writing & Editing AP: Spell out state names in stories If you write your press releases in AP style, get ready to start spelling out “Massachusetts” a lot more often. By Matt WilsonApril 25, 2014 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.