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AP Style Journalism
Inverted Style Pyramid
AP Style The Associated Press (AP) style is used in newsrooms around America as well as several other countries. Although the only way to know every style detail is to look up words in an up-to-date copy of the AP Stylebook, you can learn the basics of AP style to write the basics of any article.
AP Style Headline - The head of a story, in newsman's jargon. SubHeadline - A phrase, sentence or several sentences near the title of an article or story. Lead - The most important structural element of a story is the lead or "intro" (in the UK) the story's first, or leading, sentence. Example - Humans will be going to the moon again. The NASA announcement came as the agency requested ten trillion dollars of appropriations for the project....
AP Style Dates Spell out months when used alone or with either a date or year but abbreviate them to the following when used with a date and year. Never abbreviate days of the week.
AP Style Cities and States When writing a city that is not well-known, write the state with it for the first mention. Certain well- known cities never require a state listed:,New Orleans,Chicago,Los