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Follow the Associated Press Style

Most Used AP Style Guidelines

The Dateline stories follow the Associated Press Style, the gold standard for news writing.

We want you to become equipped, so we have listed in this page the AP guidelines that we use the most in Dateline stories with examples.

For further guidelines and examples, The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing in Media Law, or AP Stylebook for short, is the best resource available for students wanting to learn more about news writing. The AP Stylebook is available as a print hard copy (updated biennially) and a searchable online format (updated regularly).