The AP Stylebook Webinar: a professional communicator’s guide to better writing and editing

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 2–3:30 p.m. EST

Writing • AP Stylebook • Editing • Communications

AP style is not set it and forget it. You don’t learn it once, like arithmetic in elementary school. It evolves as language changes and gains new words and phrases as they appear in news.

What better way to catch up on what’s new in AP style than joining a webinar led by the editor herself? Gather your team, whether in person or virtually, and join this can’t-miss webinar featuring Paula Froke, editor of the AP Stylebook, as she explains both the what and the why of style changes from this last intensely newsy year.

You’ll learn about:

  • AP’s evolving and expanding guidance on COVID-19.
  • Terms to help you write about the pandemic economy.
  • Changes to guidance on race-related coverage.
  • Updated and expanded guidance on writing about disabilities.
  • And much more!
Don't miss this unique opportunity!


2–3:30 p.m. Eastern time

The AP Stylebook Webinar: A professional communicator’s guide to better writing and editing

Language is constantly evolving, and AP style evolves with it.

Join this webinar to hear what’s new in AP style and gain insights from the Stylebook editor herself, Paula Froke, into how and why changes are made.

Some of these changes include:

  • AP’s evolving and expanding guidance on COVID-19, including the science of the pandemic and the effects on how we live and work, plus helpful terms for writing about the pandemic’s impact on the economy and jobs.
  • Changes to race-related guidance, including capitalizing Black and Indigenous, adding new Asian American terms, and changing the style on antisemitism and antisemitic.
  • Updated and expanded guidance for writing about disabilities, including tips for avoiding ableism in your writing and when to use person-first or identity-first descriptions.
  • The nuanced distinctions between a protest, a demonstration, a riot and an uprising, and considerations for making that word choice.
  • And much more!

Paula Froke is editor of The AP Stylebook and executive director of the Associated Press Media Editors


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Top 5 reasons to attend this webinar

  • You’ll listen to and interact with the AP Stylebook editor.
  • You’ll receive all presentations and handouts.
  • You’ll get access to an on-demand recording of the event for 12 months.
  • You’re guaranteed extensive, how-to instruction that you can use immediately.
  • You can attend this immersive session without leaving your desk, wherever that is these days.


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

Brand journalism • Content marketing • Crisis communications • Executive communication • Public relations • Social media • Storytelling • Writing and editing • Corporate social responsibility • Diversity and inclusion • Marketing • Community relations


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