The Associated Press released the 2015 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law this past week, which includes about 300 new or revised entries. For the first time, an 85-page index was added to the back of the Stylebook so that users can more quickly find words and definitions.
Among the changes to the 2015 Stylebook are:
• Sports updates range over baseball playoffs, basketball’s NCAA Tournament, horse racing, injuries, Olympic Games, race distances, soccer tactics and titles.
• Global warming can be used interchangeably with climate change.
• Other new or revised entries include Affordable Care Act; animal welfare activist; autism spectrum disorder; Ebola, execution-style; justify; obscenities, profanities and vulgarities; One World Trade Center; and privacy.
The only place to get the spiral-bound AP Stylebook with the new comprehensive index is on apstylebook.com. When you buy your 2015 Stylebook on apstylebook.com, you also get 30 days of AP Stylebook Online to try.