The AP Stylebook changed a great deal in a short time. This is the one year that I really will have to go out and buy a new one to keep myself up-to-date. Not only did Web site finally become website but also social media terms have come into play. State names are also spelled out now, which caused a bit of consternation in our newsroom when we first saw the datelines changed on stories that came through the wire.
I scored 10 out of 10 on Poynter’s “Take the Quiz: AP Stylebook or Fake AP Stylebook?”
Then I read how those changes came about in this column. (I’m with her until she argues that e-mail should be email. Ugh, just writing that looks wrong!)
H/T Bonnie for the AP Stylebook Quiz and Dr. Wilber for the press release about the new Stylebook. Coincidentally, both published those links on social networking giant Facebook.