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2015 AP Stylebook adds more than 300 new or revised entries

The Associated Press today released the 2015 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, which includes about 300 new or revised entries. Stylebook editors worked with AP Assistant Sports Editor Oskar Garcia to completely review and update the sports chapter, with guidance and input from AP sports editor Michael Giarrusso. It includes updates on baseball, basketball, football, horse racing, soccer and winter sports. For the first time, an 85-page index has been added to the back of the Stylebook so that users can more quickly find words and definitions.

Reporters Committee apps | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

  The Reporters Committee has published four mobile apps for iOS, Android and Kindle devices, designed to give on-the-spot resources to reporters who may have legal questions or encounter roadblocks while on assignment. All are free to download and use. First Aid, released in 2012, covers a range of issues reporters may encounter while covering the news. It was developed with support from the Stanton Foundation.

Apps that will help in covering the news

April 2, 2015 By Al Cross Inside the Issues When I sent out a daily update for The Rural Blog, then turned to write this column, I was interrupted by a reply from one of my helpers, who said, “Excellent guide to critical thinking.” I told him that’s what we try to be, and that day’s blog items were particularly rich with help for journalists, so that’s what this column is about, using examples of resources that we’ve highlighted on the blog.