Writing for the News in 2021

The AP’s 10 Classic Style Rules and 10 Updates You Shouldn’t Miss This Year

On-Demand, available until June 24, 2022
Recorded June 15, 2021

Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing

The AP Stylebook has been the leading reference for public-facing corporate communications since 1953. It offers professional guidelines on grammar, punctuation, definitions, rules for usage, styles for capitalization, abbreviation, spelling and numerals.

In this 60-minute webinar, Colleen Newvine, product manager for the AP Stylebook, will take you through the essential writing rules for PR professionals including:

  • The top 10 AP style updates for 2021.
  • Classic AP style rules that haven’t changed.
  • Mistakes you may be making in press releases.
  • How to apply AP grammar and punctuation styles to your work.
  • How and why AP editors make changes to Stylebook entries.
  • Why you should care about what’s changing.
  • Your questions!

You’ll take away an understanding of the latest updates along with how and why AP editors make changes to its Stylebook.


Colleen Newvine, product manager, AP Stylebook, Associated Press

Photo of Colleen Newvine


Participants with the APR credential earn 0.5 CEUs for a webinar. Learn more about Accreditation renewal.