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Associated Press style provides guidelines for news writing. Many newspapers, magazines and public relations offices across the United States use AP style.
Although some publications such as the New York Times have developed their own style guidelines, a basic knowledge of AP style is considered essential to those who want to work in print journalism.
Links to Style Guides
AP Style Guide (Purdue)
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) website provides information on many writing styles, including AP. This page provides a brief introduction to AP Style, standard style guidelines, lists of frequently used abbreviations, suggestions for writing leads, & more.
AP Style Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet provides concise rules of AP style. Note: The library is not endorsing the business providing the cheat sheet.