AP Changes Style on District of Columbia References

Like & Share E&P:
RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
Google+
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/ap-changes-style-on-district-of-columbia-references/">
LinkedIn

By: Andrew Beaujon | Poynter

The “District” in “District of Columbia” can now be capitalized on second reference, AP said in a Stylebook update in March. (I didn’t notice it until AP reporter Ben Nuckols tweeted about it this morning; this change was overshadowed somewhat by AP’s shift on “over” and “more than,” one of the most important events in Stylebook history.)

District of Columbia Abbreviate as D.C. in datelines or stories. Postal code: DC. Do not use D.C. in conjunction with the federal district of Washington unless it could be confused with other Washingtons. On second reference, the District is acceptable.

Comments:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Editor & Publisher App: Android Phone

Enjoy everything in the Print edition in an
easy-to-read, easy-to-navigate format
designed exclusively to fit your Android device

Click below to download
and install the Android app.

CLOSE

Editor & Publisher App: Android Tablet

Enjoy everything in the Print edition in an
easy-to-read, easy-to-navigate format
designed exclusively to fit your Android tablet

Click below to download
and install the Android app.

CLOSE

Editor & Publisher App: iPad

Enjoy everything in the Print edition in an
easy-to-read, easy-to-navigate format
designed exclusively to fit your iPad

Click below to download
and install the App.

CLOSE

Editor & Publisher App: iPhone

Enjoy everything in the Print edition in an
easy-to-read, easy-to-navigate format
designed exclusively to fit your iPhone device

Click below to download
and install the iPhone app.

CLOSE