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The AP Stylebook Webinar: What’s new in AP style?

Writing • AP Stylebook • Editing • Internal Communications • PR

Many writers and editors learned AP style in college through a series of quizzes that tested whether they had memorized chapters A-F of the AP Stylebook, for example. But AP style changes with culture and with popular language usage, so if you committed the Stylebook to memory years ago, it’s valuable to catch up with what’s new.

The Associated Press Stylebook has long been an authority on grammar, spelling, punctuation and more for writers and editors. In recent years, the Stylebook’s editors have taken a broader approach to the kinds of issues writers and editors encounter, offering guidance on complicated, evolving questions like how to write about race, gender, disabilities and more.

Order the on-demand recording to learn what’s new in AP style from Paula Froke, editor of the AP Stylebook, and hear the “what” and the “why” of style changes. This webinar covers both the big-picture issues and the nuts-and-bolts details you need to write and edit better.

You’ll learn about:

  • Updates on gender-related coverage and terms.
  • Guidance on terms related to abortion.
  • And much more!

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Top reasons to watch this webinar

  • You’ll learn directly from the AP Stylebook editor.
  • 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’ll receive all the slides and handouts.


Paula Froke

Editor, The AP StylebookAssociated Press

Paula Froke is editor of The Associated Press Stylebook and a manager on the AP’s Nerve Center. She started her 35-plus years with the AP as a Dow Jones News Fund intern on the AP's main editing desk in New York. Her AP career has included jobs as news editor in Minnesota and Michigan; deputy national editor at headquarters;  assistant managing editor/nights on the Nerve Center; AP embedded editor at MSN News; and executive director of Associated Press Media Editors.


Alyssa Smith

Director of Event ProgrammingRagan Communications

Alyssa Smith is a content creator, curator, and convention founder. Currently, she serves as director of event programming at Ragan Communications where she recruits speakers for the full array of events, including the signature CommsWeek and Future of Communications Conference. Previously, she was the editorial director of an e-commerce startup, the founder of the New York-based special-effects event CONstruct, a senior editor at Time Inc. (now Dotdash Meredith) and the editor at Hearst Books. For the last two decades, she edited and written under multiple brands and on various platforms, including trade books, digital media, and newsstand products. In 2014, she founded the print Entertainment Weekly specials program, and produced nearly 100 issues over seven years, where she negotiated access to and interviewed high-profile talent... and spent a lot of her time on cover copy. She has written and edited for Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Cosmopolitan, People, Popular Mechanics, Country Living, the History Channel, LIFE magazine, Time, Veranda, House Beautiful, and many others.


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

Brand Journalism • Content Marketing • Crisis Communications • Executive Communications • Public Relations • Social Media • Storytelling • Writing and Editing • Corporate Social Responsibility • Diversity and Inclusion • Marketing • Community Relations


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