Crafting content for the Super Bowl and Olympics? Be mindful of trademark regulations—along with style conventions in your writing.
In a recent Twitter chat, Oskar Garcia, Associated Press assistant sports editor, shared several AP style rules that communicators should heed when creating copy for sporting events.
One rule in particular sparked a heated conversation:
One thing to note on the Super Bowl: Refer to it by the year played, not the Roman numeral. We’ll refer to this Eagles-Patriots game for years to come as the 2018 Super Bowl. #apstylechat
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) January 24, 2018
The rule raised the hackles of many writers:
— Wolf (@paulwolfer42) January 25, 2018