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#APStyleChat: Journos Still Salty About Spelling State Names

theAPThey have been moving and shaking over at the AP — making us write out state names and keep stories short. This week, the 2014 Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law was released with lots of changes, including the addition of over 200 religious terms, written by religion writer Rachel Zoll.

There are also revised rules about using “more than” and “over,” and added entries about the use of “selfie,” “polar vortex,” “LGBT,” and “(sic).” It’s going to be a good year.

The Stylebook is updated year-round online, and the editors held a not-very-fruitful Twitter chat this week, which you can see here. Spoiler alert: No one’s sure if they have to spell out D.C. or not.

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