‘Emoji,’ ‘turducken,’ ‘HIPAA’ and more: AP style rules to remember

This year’s edition of the Associated Press Stylebook includes new and revised entries about politics, race, food, technology, social media, health care and more.

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The newest version of the AP Stylebook is here, and savvy communicators should read up now to hone their copy.

The 2018 edition, which became available Wednesday, has roughly 200 new and updated entries. It also includes a chapter on polls and surveys, meant to guide journalists and other communicators to “report responsible on public opinion research heading in to the U.S. midterm elections.”

Here’s a look at several AP style guidelines that have been added or revised in its most recent edition:


When writing a news story, it’s best to use the day of the week instead of the more confusing “today” or “tomorrow.” For example:

On Thursday, PR Daily published an article highlighting this year’s AP style revisions and added entries.

However, feel free to use the terms outside of news articles:

It’s now OK to use “today” and “tonight” in uses other than news stories: “We’re sharing lots of great tips in our #APStyleChat today.” But use day of the week in news stories.

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