Mr. President! AP Changes Style on First References

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By: E&P Staff

For those of us copy editors who still fuss over such things — as well they should — The Associated Press has announced that it is adopting a universal style for referring to all heads of state, including the United States.

Effective Thursday at 3 a.m. EST, the AP will use the title and first and family names on first reference: President George W. Bush, not just President Bush; President-elect Barack Obama, not just President-elect Obama; President Nicolas Sarkozy, not just President Sarkozy.

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