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- Published on Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:09
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Reporters can use the AP Style book to look up how to correctly use the words Homosexual, Lesbian, Transgender and Gay. Readers can even find a definition for Mormons, Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses and many other religious groups. Atheists and Agnostics get their own entries. The style book covers any conceivable group a reporter might need but for someone commenting on Asexual News stories, there is one glaring omission. The bible of the newspaper industry does not include an entry reporters can use to describe people who are not attracted to either sex.
Style books often sit on a reporter's desk or bookshelf collecting dust, much to the chagrin of editors. Telling reporters how they should write their articles may in fact become a viable business model for the AP in the future. At the current time, when someone who writes a news story needs to know how to write out numbers, write headlines, or needs to know if Super Bowl is one word or two, he turns to the book that serves as the definitive guide for the news industry. People writing stories on their own must either create their own guidelines or follow the dictates of their editor.
Although the 2010 style book for the Associated Press does not include information on Aces, the 2011 copy has not yet hit the shelves.