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Associated Press -- and Ag Comm -- Update Some Styles

Ag Communication in general follows the "Associated Press Stylebook" for news releases and publications. Since the general mass media want articles written in AP style, Ag Comm provides our news releases to them in that format. That's why we use sugar beet as two words, no Ph.D. or Dr., email without the hyphen and no comma before the conjunction (usually "and") in a simple series.

AP continually is updating its style, and here are a few we'll all have to remember:AP logo

internet -- no longer capitalized

oil field -- two words

voicemail -- one word

telephone numbers -- with hyphens rather than parentheses: 701-231-7875

web -- no longer capitalized

, Ag Communication Director, 701-231-7875

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