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Grammar Girl’s Guide to Advanced AP Style Writing & AI Guidelines

Writing • AP Stylebook • AI Guidelines • Editing • Communications

The news reporting and content development landscape is rapidly evolving, yet amid this turbulence, one constant remains crucial: AP style. In an era where language evolves rapidly, relying on outdated AP Stylebooks from years past is no longer sufficient. To maintain the integrity of your messaging, you must stay current with the latest guidelines and standards. In this workshop, Grammar Girl led an interactive, advanced-level discussion of the AP guidelines that are most relevant to communicators and PR professionals charged with developing written materials for their organizations, both internally and externally.

In addition to staying up-to-date with traditional AP style, it's essential to consider the evolving role of AI in journalism and communications. The Associated Press' guidelines have changed with the rise of AI-powered text-generation tools, and these rules are critical to anyone who works in PR, communications, journalism and marketing. To help you navigate this intersection of traditional style and, increasingly, AI integration in comms roles and disciplines, Grammar Girl — Mignon Fogarty — presented information about what AP says about AI and how it's used, as well as tips for experimenting with text-generation tools.

In this enlightening session, you'll gain insights into:

  • Hyphens, dashes, dates and other common writing elements.
  • Guidance around confusing new AI landscape and how it can be used as a tool for experimentation.
  • Terms that relate to race and gender.
  • Issues such as crime, homelessness and climate change.
  • Quotations that don't match AP style.
  • Best practices to verify AI-generated information.
  • The context that proper AP style brings to your messaging efforts.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to elevate your communication skills and harness the power of AI within the AP style framework.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Top reasons to watch this webinar:

  • You’ll listen to Grammar Girl.
  • You’ll get access to an on-demand recording of the event for twelve months.
  • You’re guaranteed extensive, how-to instruction that you can use immediately.
  • You can attend this session without leaving your desk.


Mignon Fogarty

Grammar GirlQuick and Dirty Tips Podcast Network

Mignon Fogarty is quoted on the cover of the AP Stylebook and is the language expert behind The New York Times bestselling "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." Her Grammar Girl podcast has been downloaded more than 100 million times, and her Grammar Girl website was recently named one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Sites for Writers. She is also the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network and was a journalism professor at the University of Nevada.


Jess Zafarris

Director of ContentRagan and PR Daily

Jess Zafarris is an author, content director, editor, journalist, social media engagement strategist and creator. Her 13 years of experience in this space have included such roles as the Director of Content at Ragan Communications, Audience Engagement Director at Adweek, and Content Strategist and Digital Content Director for Writer’s Digest and Script Mag. She moderated and emceed at events including Social Media Week and Brandweek, and presented at the Writer’s Digest Conference and State of Social. She is also the author of the etymology books WORDS FROM HELL (Hachette 2023) and ONCE UPON A WORD (Rockridge Press 2020) and an educational social media creator who speaks and creates entertaining content about word origins.

Join us for Grammar Girl’s Guide to Advanced AP Style Writing & AI Guidelines.

Registration $375
Nonprofit/Gov/Edu Registration $350
Ragan Insider Registration $325

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You should watch this webinar if you spend at least a quarter of your time in any of these areas:

Internal Communications • AI Integration • Employee Communications • Executive Communications • Writing/Editing • Corporate Communications • HR Communications • Marketing • Content Strategy


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CService@Ragan.com or by calling 800-878-5331.